LVPL-322445: Medieval cut half penny of Stephen

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-322445

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut halfpenny of Stephen (1135-1154). BMC type 1 (also known as the Watford type). Reverse: cross Moline.

c.AD 1136-1145 mint and moneyer unknown.

Notes:

David I and Earl Henry produced coins of this type in Stephens and in their own names, unfortunately the coin is in poor condition and no legend survives.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1136
Date to: Circa AD 1145

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2016 - Tuesday 1st November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Stephen of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Stephen BMC i (N 873; Watford)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right with sceptre.
Reverse description: Cross moline.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Huxley

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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