SOM-C1F7E4: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Harold I

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Unique ID: SOM-C1F7E4

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A silver early-medieval penny of Harold I (AD 1035-1040), fleur-de-lis type, struck by the moneyer Leofwine, Bristol mint, AD 1038-1040, North 803, BMC V

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1038
Date to: Exactly AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 18 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 1980 - Wednesday 30th September 1981

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wells receipt 986

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Mint or issue place: Bristol
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)
Obverse description: Diademed, armoured bust facing left, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: HARO-LD R-ECX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with fleur-de-lis between two pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: LEO/FPIN/E ON/BRIE, I and E ligated
Initial mark: Cross
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Stroud (District)
To be known as: Ham and Stone CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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