IOW-6033ED: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Henry I

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Unique ID: IOW-6033ED

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An incomplete Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry I (1100-1135). Annulets and Piles issue, 1105 (North 1994: 197, ref: 860; BMC iv).

Obverse: [ ]; Bust facing crowned and diademed, sceptre over right shoulder.

Reverse: [ ]STA[ ]; Four annulets between four piles.

Length: 13.2mm; width: 8.8mm. Weight: 0.49g.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.


STA could represent the mint of Stamford or it could represent the moneyer Atstan of Norwich or Thurstan of Thetford. The type based on the obverse and reverse looks to be a type 3/4 mule.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1105
Date to: Exactly AD 1105

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.2 mm
Width: 8.8 mm
Weight: 0.49 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th May 2018 - Wednesday 9th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-129

Materials and construction

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

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 iv (N 860)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed, sceptre over right shoulder
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Four annulets between four piles
Reverse inscription: [ ]STA[ ]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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