SUSS-A90D5D: Medieval coin: Penny of William II

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Unique ID: SUSS-A90D5D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Medieval silver penny of William II (1087-1100) of 'Cross in Quatrefoil' type dating to AD 1089-c. 1092. Moneyer: IELFPINE; Mint of London (LN). Cf. North 1994 Vol I, p.192 no 852.


Recorded on the EMC 2014.0141

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
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th November 2015

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2014.0141

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: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC i/ii mule (N 851/N 852)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sword over right shoulder.
Obverse inscription: WILLELM REX
Reverse description: Quartrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattée; no annulet in centre as type.
Reverse inscription: +IELFPINE ON LN
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Tarring Neville (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4404
Four figure Latitude: 50.81765031
Four figure longitude: 0.04282797
1:25K map: TQ4404
1:10K map: TQ40SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date listed is date submitted for recording.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London p. 192 no. 852

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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