PUBLIC-24C5A6: Medieval coin : Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-24C5A6

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A complete, silver penny of Henry I, BMC VII, quatrefoil with piles type.

The reverse legend reads A[ ]FPINE ON hER, the moneyer ÆLFWINE at Hereford mint.

There is the official mint 'snick' in the edge of the flan at the 1 o'clock position when looking at the obverse of the coin.


Dr. Martin Allen of the Fitzwilliam Museum has confirmed the following:

This is a new moneyer for the Hereford mint in the reign of Henry I. The Hereford mint has previously been recorded in type 7 from a type 9/7 mule of Wu(l)fric only.

The coin is now recorded on the EMC database no. EMC 2013.0399

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1111
Date to: Circa AD 1113

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 19.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 23rd November 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Hereford
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC vii (N 863)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed
Obverse inscription: HENRI RE
Reverse description: Figure formed of four semi-circles and four piles alternating, each pile surmounted by an annulet. Central annulet with pellet centre.
Reverse inscription: A[L]FPINE ON hER
Initial mark: Cross potent
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Skidbrooke with Saltfleet Haven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4392
Four figure Latitude: 53.40544904
Four figure longitude: 0.14963955
1:25K map: TF4392
1:10K map: TF49SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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