NARC-71CB97: NARC-71CB97 : Cut Half Penny : William I

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Unique ID: NARC-71CB97

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver Cut Half Penny of William I (AD 1066-1087). Short cross Paxs reverse type. Uncertain Moneyer. Minted in York. AD 1083-1086.

North Vol I, P 192, No 850

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1083
Date to: Circa AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.79 mm
Width: 9.73 mm
Thickness: 0.88 mm
Weight: 0.3 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 the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC viii (crown 3; N 850)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed; to right, a sceptre. Crown 3.
Obverse inscription: PI'LLE[LM REX]
Reverse description: Cross pattee; in each angle, an annulet containing one letter of the word PAXS
Reverse inscription: [...O]NEOF[WIC]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Market Harborough-Little Bowden (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7586
Four figure Latitude: 52.46679857
Four figure longitude: -0.89743366
1:25K map: SP7586
1:10K map: SP78NE
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. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 192 850

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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