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

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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.


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


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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