LANCUM-0E2BF7: Medieval clipped hammered silver coin of Henry I, a cut haflpenny

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Unique ID: LANCUM-0E2BF7

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Medieval clipped hammered silver coin of Henry I, a cut haflpenny. It is a quadrilateral on cross fleury type and is BMC xv therfore the last issue of Henry's reign. The mint and moneyer are unknown. Though the letters NHE are visible, it was not minted in Bury St Edmunds as the inscription is wrong. Obverse legend should read HENRIC REX. Dates to 1134 or 1135.

Length 18mm and width 8mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1134
Date to: Exactly AD 1135

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th November 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Carl Savage
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xv (N 871)
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Sleaford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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