BERK-3E5F51: Medieval coin: Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: BERK-3E5F51

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A complete but worn silver penny of Henry I (AD 1100-1135), 'pellets in quatrefoil' type struck by the moneyer Alfred in London between AD 1123-1125. North (1998) no. 870.

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
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1123
Date to: Circa AD 1125

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2014.969

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 xiv (N 870)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust facing
Obverse inscription: [H]ENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with star in centre and pellets on limbs, four lis around
Reverse inscription: ALFRED [ON LV]ND
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Near Bicester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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