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

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Unique ID: SF-01083A

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A broken and worn silver hammered cut halfpenny struck for Henry I, dating c. 1110-1113. 'Pointing bust and stars' type, mint of London. As North 862. This is the first coin of its type to be recorded on the PAS database. A small piece has broken away from the edge of the flan.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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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Updated: 10 months ago

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