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Unique ID: NARC-342733

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A lead disc, 26mm in diameter and 6mm thick, weighing 39g. Each face has an image of a Henry II or III voided shortcross penny.

Obverse: HENRICVS REX with sceptre
Reverse: Voided short cross legend reads cf.: [ ] GNVNAL ON SNOT[ ]

The coin has been made using a die ie., it is not a retrograde impression from a real Henry penny.

The patina of the lead is a dark grey.

This is highly likley to be a modern museum replica or trial piece manufactured by the known commercial replica manufacturer Grunal Moneta (website active on date of this record - The reverse legend 'SNOT' being a play on 'Nottingham'.


Note: Dave of Grunal Moneta has identified this find as one of his lead trial strikings, suggesting that it could possibly be one of a small group stolen from his mint in Kettering in the early 1990s. There is no suggestion that the finder and reporter of this chance find was involved in the theft.

This object has been recorded to act as comparanda, should any ther replicas of Grunal Moneta turn up in the archaeological record.

It should be noted that these images are not of the usual standard of the PAS database. They were taken at an outreach event, and the artefact was returned before the decision was taken to record it on the database as modern comparanda. the images should be good enough to use for comparisons should other Grunal replicas turn up in the archaeological record.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1990
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 39 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Identified by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Kettering (District)
Parish or ward: Ise Lodge (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8682
Four figure Latitude: 52.42922795
Four figure longitude: -0.73658351
1:25K map: SP8682
1:10K map: SP88SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: In use as a building

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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