DENO-ED5BF8: Medieval Coin: Penny of William II

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Unique ID: DENO-ED5BF8

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A complete but worn and bent Medieval Anglo-Norman silver penny of William II (AD 1087-1100). Cross in quatrefoil type minted 1089-1092?. Probably Lincoln mint or possibly Chester and of uncertain moneyer.

The name of the moneyer appears to end with the letter F (possibly E). The spacing between letters, however, does not appear to give sufficient space for SVNOVLF.ON.LEGECE which appears to be the only match listed in North for this combination of letters.

Coin Reference: Type William II BMC ii, North No.852.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Tuesday 30th April 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7830

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Mint or issue place: Chester
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC ii (N 852)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding a sword over right shoulder
Obverse inscription: WILLEM REX I
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattee with annulet in centre
Reverse inscription: +[...]F.ON.L[...]E
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Arksey Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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