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Unique ID: HAMP-35747B
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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'.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Height: 30.11 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 31.1 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th September 2017 - Friday 8th September 2017
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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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|