SF-01083A: Cut halfpenny struck for Henry I, pointing bust and stars type

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-01083A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A broken and worn medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry I (1100-35), 'Pointing bust and stars' type (c.1110-3; North 862), mint: London. Ref: North 1994: 197.

A small piece has broken away from the edge of the flan.

Notes:

This is the first coin of its type to be recorded on the PAS database.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1110
Date to: Circa AD 1113

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 10.4 mm
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 20.49 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 25th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC vi (N 862)
Obverse description: Crowned bust three-quarters right, sceptre in left hand and pointing with right hand, three stars in right field
Obverse inscription: +[HENRI REX]
Reverse description: Cross pattee over saltire with four annulets at the end of each limb, two stars in each angle
Reverse inscription: [.....]NDEN

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: Wordwell

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 13 days ago

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