SF-D7AFE7: Early Medieval coin: incomplete silver hammered penny struck for Harold I

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-D7AFE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and fragmented silver hammered penny struck for Harold I, dating c. 1036-1037. Jewel Cross type, probably moneyer Sumerlida at the mint of Lincoln. BMC I, North p.131, no. 802. Around 60-70% of this coin survives intact, with a smaller piece having broken away from this. Recorded on the EMC as 2018.0433.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1036
Date to: Circa AD 1037

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 17.43 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th March 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2018.0433

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 802 (Harold I Jewel Cross)
Obverse description: Diademed and cuirassed bust left
Obverse inscription: HAROLD R[EX]
Reverse description: Short cross composed of four tear-shaped arms, pellet-in-annulet at centre
Reverse inscription: +[....]MERLI[...]N LINC

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: Hopton

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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