WMID-914626: Medieval coin: Complete penny of Henry II

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Unique ID: WMID-914626

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A silver very worn "Tealby" type penny of Henry II (AD 1154 - 1189) dating to AD 1158 - 1180. Mint of London. Moneyer uncertain. The coin has been clipped to form angular corners, so much of the legend has been lost. North (1991) Vol 1. No's 952 - 961.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1158
Date to: Circa AD 1180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th September 2017 - Saturday 9th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Miss Victoria Allnatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: N 952-61 (Cross-and-Crosslets (Tealby): uncertain class)
Obverse description: Crowned front facing bust wearing armour and mantle, holding a sceptre in right hand.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Cross potent with small cross potent in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...] LVN

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Alsager (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7954
Four figure Latitude: 53.08280302
Four figure longitude: -2.31496083
1:25K map: SJ7954
1:10K map: SJ75SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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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