SF-2B580E: Medieval coin: silver hammered cut halfpenny of Henry I

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Unique ID: SF-2B580E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver hammered cut halfpenny struck for Henry I, dating to c. 1106. 'Voided cross and fleurs type', c.f North 861. Mint and moneyer uncertain. The coin has been cut slightly off-axis.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1106
Date to: Circa AD 1106

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.13 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 18.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd April 2018

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
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC v (N 861)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, sceptre in right hand, star to right of bust
Obverse inscription: [hENRIC] R[EX]
Reverse description: Voided cross pattee with annulet at centre, voided trefoil with annulet at base in each angle
Reverse inscription: [......]WIC (?)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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