YORYM-DC5143: Medieval coin: penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: YORYM-DC5143

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A silver Medieval penny of Henry I, dating to c.AD 1117. Cross fleury with annulet centre reverse (BMC x). Minted by Wulricus at Colchester. This is a previously unknown moneyer for this mint in this period.

Cf. North Vol. I, p.197, no. 866 although only one R in 'Henricus' is present, whereas this coin has two.

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 1117
Date to: Circa AD 1117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 18.63 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Secondary identifier: Dr. Martin Allen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT:E04923

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Colchester
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC x (N 866)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed
Obverse inscription: [_ _ _]NRRICVS R[_ _ _]
Reverse description: Cross fleury with annulet centre
Reverse inscription: +PV[L?]RICVS:ON:COLECE
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Near Driffield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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

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