SUR-60390C: Medieval coin: Penny of William II

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Unique ID: SUR-60390C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver penny of William II (1087-1100), cross in quatrefoil type (1089-92; North 852), mint: Warwick, moneyer: Aelfric. Ref: North 1994: 192.

The coin is complete and slightly worn.


The moneyer Aelfric (IELFRIC) is not previously listed at Warwick for William II. An Aelric (IELRIC) is listed for William I's PAXS type (BMC viii; North 848-50) dating c.1083-6, and it is possible that these are the same moneyers. Ref: Allen 2012. 82. (M. Allen 2012, 'The mints and moneyers of England and Wales 1066-1158', British Numismatic Journnal 82, 54-120.)

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.31 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 15-1320

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Mint or issue place: Warwick
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC ii (N 852)
Obverse description: A crowned bust facing holding a sword over the right shoulder.
Obverse inscription: PILLELM REX
Reverse description: A cross quatrefoil with a pellet in each angle enclosing a cross pattee with an annulet in the centre
Reverse inscription: IELFRIC ON PERI
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Overton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5150
Four figure Latitude: 51.24690047
Four figure longitude: -1.27070479
1:25K map: SU5150
1:10K map: SU55SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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