HAMP-35747B: Medieval coin : penny of William II of England

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Unique ID: HAMP-35747B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn medieval silver penny of William II 'Rufus' (1087-1100) of 'Cross in Quatrefoil' type (1089-c. 1092; North 852); mint and moneyer uncertain (see below). Ref: North 1994:192


Recorded on the EMC under reference number. 2017.0270. Martin Allen (pers comm) has suggested that the moneyer may read AELWOLD (a previously unrecorded moneyer) and stated that 'this is an important addition to the list of moneyers in this type'.

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 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 30.11 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 31.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th September 2017 - Friday 8th September 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC ii (N 852)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sword over right shoulder.
Obverse inscription: PILLELM REX (MR ligated)
Reverse description: Quartrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattée; no annulet in centre as type
Reverse inscription: Possibly (but very uncertain): +AELPOLD ON
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Nether Wallop

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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