SF-A13C44: Late Early-Medieval coin; silver hammered penny struck for Harold I

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Unique ID: SF-A13C44

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A complete silver hammered penny struck for Harold I as sole king of all England, dating to c. 1038-1040, 'fleur de lis' type. Moneyer Sumerlind/Sumerlede, mint of Lincoln. Obverse; +HAROLD RECX, diademed and cuirassed bust left, shield and sceptre in front. Reverse; +SVMERLIND ON LIN, voided long cross with pelleted centre, fleur flanked by two pellets in each angle. As North 1991, p. 131, no. 803.

This coin has been recorded on the EMC as 2017.0247.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1038
Date to: Circa AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.09 g
Diameter: 18.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th January 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2017.0247

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)
Obverse description: Diademed and cuirassed bust left, sceptre and shield in front
Obverse inscription: +HAROLD RECX
Reverse description: Voided longcross quartering coin, pelleted centre. Fleur de lys flanked by two pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: +SV/MER/LIND/ON LIN
Initial mark: saltire
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Brockley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From 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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