SUSS-D10F68: Medieval Coin: Silver Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: SUSS-D10F68

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A damaged and worn Medieval silver penny of Henry I (1100-1135) of 'full face/cross fleury' type (North 866, bmc x; c.1117). The mint and moneyer are partly illegible but is most likely Ordgar (ORDGARVS) of London (LVN).

The coin has a cut mark approximate 5mm in length at about 11 o'clock on the obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th May 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC x (N 866)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed.
Obverse inscription: + HENRICVS [R]EX A:
Reverse description: Cross fleury with annulet in centre.
Reverse inscription: ORD[G]ARVS:ON:L[VN]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Kingston Near Lewes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3708
Four figure Latitude: 50.85529636
Four figure longitude: -0.05498599
1:25K map: TQ3708
1:10K map: TQ30NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first reported and recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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