HAMP-6F0652: Medieval coin : Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: HAMP-6F0652

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A silver Medieval penny of Henry I (1100-35), of North's 'full face/ cross fleury' type (N 866, BMC x) and dating to 1117. Minted by Saric at Shaftesbury.
The coin has a small snick in the edge (at 3 o'clock on the obverse) and the reverse is slightly off-struck. It is bent convexly between 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock on the obverse.


Around 1108 it was decreed by the authorities, in an attempt to prevent forgery, that no penny or halfpenny be whole and as a result some coins of BMC type vi and all of types vii-xii have a snick in the edge (North 1994, p.42-3).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 19.84 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3810

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Shaftesbury
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC x (N 866)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust facing
Obverse inscription: [+h]ENRIVCS[REX A]
Reverse description: Cross fleury with annulet centre
Reverse inscription: +SARIC:ON:SEFT
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6433
Four figure Latitude: 51.09274836
Four figure longitude: -1.08749698
1:25K map: SU6433
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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