HAMP-137413: Medieval coin : penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: HAMP-137413

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval penny of Henry I (1100-35), 'star in lozenge fleury' type (North 869; BMC type xiii), dating to c.1121. Moneyer and mint uncertain due to reverse wear, quality of striking and loss of parts of flan. Reference: North 1994: 198.

The coin is incomplete, missing a fragment of the outer edge (outside the inner beaded circle), equating to approximately a quarter of the circumference,

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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 1121
Date to: Circa AD 1121

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 296

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xiii (N 869)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: [HENR]ICV[S R(E)]
Reverse description: Quadrilateral with incurved sides; fleur at each angle; trefoil of annulets between each pair of fleurs; star in centre.
Reverse inscription: [ ]h[ ]ER[ ]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
To be known as: Langrish

Spatial coordinates

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

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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