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

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COIN

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

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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