SUSS-CBA1F6: coin obverse

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Unique ID: SUSS-CBA1F6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver penny of William II Rufus (AD 1087-1100), BMC type 2, North 852, minted by Aelstan at Rochester. William Rufus was the second son of William I. This coin dates from 1089-1092?. EMC 2005.0081

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 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.94 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 19.92 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2004

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Mint or issue place: Rochester
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding a sword.
Obverse inscription: + WILLELM REX
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattée with annulet in centre.
Reverse inscription: AELSTAN ON ROFEC
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Nr. Eastbourne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 154 852

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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