KENT-D563E4: King Stephen Penny

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-D563E4

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A worn silver penny of King Stephen (AD 1135 - 1154). Cross moline with fleurs in angles reverse. Watford type (c. AD 1136 - 1145) probably minted at London by Smaewine North (1994, 203) no.873. BMC i.. possibly on behalf of the Abbey of Reading (Mack 1966, 24) North (1994, 203) no.875/1

Measurements: 19.88mm in diameter, 0.86mm thick and 1.38g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1136
Date to: Circa AD 1145

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.86 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 19.88 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Stephen of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Stephen BMC i var. annulets in crown and on shoulder (N 875.1)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust right holding sceptre in right hand. High crown [Annulet on shoulder on crown
Obverse inscription: +STE[FANUS R]
Reverse description: Cross moline with a fleur in each angle
Reverse inscription: [+S]MAEPIN[E:ON:LVN]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

  • BMC : i

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Burmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0832
Four figure Latitude: 51.0496727
Four figure longitude: 0.96623017
1:25K map: TR0832
1:10K map: TR03SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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