SF-DA79AA: Early Medieval coin: penny of Harold I

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-DA79AA

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A silver hammered penny of Harold I (1035-1040) dating c. 1038-1040. 'Fleur de lis' type, moneyer Leofwig at the mint of Lincoln, North 803. Obverse: helmeted and armoured bust left holding sceptre, +hAR-OLD REX. Reverse: voided long cross with limbs united at their bases by a circle enclosing a pellet, in each angle of the cross a lis between two pellets, +LE:/OFP/IG O/N LINC. This coin has been recorded on the EMC as EMC 2018.0411.

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 1038
Date to: Circa AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.01 g
Diameter: 18.14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th August 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: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)
Obverse description: Helmeted and armoured bust left, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +hAR-OLD REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with limbs united at their bases by a circle enclosing a pellet, in each angle of the cross a lis between two pellets
Reverse inscription: +LE:/OFP/IG O/N LINC
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Ubbeston

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

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 26 days ago

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