ESS-D9BAC6: Medieval coin: cut farthing of Henry I

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Unique ID: ESS-D9BAC6

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Silver struck cut farthing of Henry I (1100 - 1135). North 869, star in lozenge fleury type, minted c. 1128 - 1131.

Obverse: very few details visible but likely to have been crowned bust facing left with a rosette in the left field. HENRICVS

Reverse: Quadrilateral with incurved sides, fleur at each angle, trefoil of annulets between each fleur, star in centre. Inscription could be ELPIN for Lefwine, minted at Southward or Winchester.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1128
Date to: Circa AD 1131

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 9.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th July 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xiii (N 869)
Obverse inscription: [HE]NRI[CVS]
Reverse inscription: ELP[IN] [...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
Parish or ward: Kelsale cum Carlton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM3865
Four figure Latitude: 52.23171997
Four figure longitude: 1.48386854
1:25K map: TM3865
1:10K map: TM36NE
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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