WREX-7C0FB5: Worn silver penny of Henry I dating c.1111AD, minted in Oxford.

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Unique ID: WREX-7C0FB5

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Broken and worn silver penny of Henry I (1100-1135) dating c. 1111 AD. (BMC Type 7, North 863), minted in Oxford. Obverse has the bust of the king facing, crowned and diademed with the legend HENRI [REX]. The reverse is a quatrefoil with piles type with four semi-circles and four piles alternating, each pile surmounted by an annulet. The reverse legend reads OXTNEF. Moneyer is unknown.

Diameter: 19.28mm; Weight: 1.2g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1111
Date to: Exactly AD 1111

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th March 2018 - Friday 8th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham Museum Entry form No. 1362

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Oxford
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC vii (N 863)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed
Obverse inscription: HENRI [REX]
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with piles
Reverse inscription: [...] OXTNEF
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Aldford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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