NARC-70D368: NARC-70D368 : Cut Half Penny : William II

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Unique ID: NARC-70D368

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval cut halfpenny of William II (1087-1100), 'cross in quatrefoil' type (1089-92; North 852), mint and moneyer uncertain. Ref: North 1994: 192.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.43 mm
Width: 9.56 mm
Thickness: 0.76 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC ii/i mule (N 852/N 851)
Obverse description: A crowned bust facing holding a sword over the right shoulder
Obverse inscription: [P]ILLE[LM REX]
Reverse description: Cross quatrefoil with a pellet in each angle enclosing a cross pattee with an annulet in the centre
Reverse inscription: Uncertain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Titchmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0280
Four figure Latitude: 52.40850684
Four figure longitude: -0.50195363
1:25K map: TL0280
1:10K map: TL08SW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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