PUBLIC-503935: Medieval Coin : Cut Halfpenny of Henry I (obverse)

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-503935

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A medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry I (1100-1135), Annulet and Piles type (N 860; BMC iv; c.1105), mint: Sandwich, Moneyer: Wulfweard/Wulfwart.


This coin is a die duplicate of the full penny listed by the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC) under record 1200.0723.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
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 1105
Date to: Circa AD 1105

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th January 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Graham Bould
Identified by: Mr Graham Bould

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Sandwich
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC iv (N 860)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: +hENRI[ ] (NR ligated)
Reverse description: Four annulets between four piles
Reverse inscription: PVL[ ]N SA (S horizontal)
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Pitching Piece

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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