BH-A4704B: Medieval coin: half penny of William II

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-A4704B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut voided short cross half penny of William II (AD 1087-1100), BMC.3, dating to the period AD 1089-1092. Obverse: facing crowned bust, possibly between two stars. Reverse: voided cross pattée with annulet in centre over a cross annilettée. Uncertain mint and moneyer. As North 1980, p. 154, no. 853 and Spink 2011, p. 142, no. 1260.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th August 2018 - Monday 20th August 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC iii (N 853)
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust, possibly between two stars
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Voided cross pattée with annulet in centre over a cross annilettée
Reverse inscription: [...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pulloxhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0733
Four figure Latitude: 51.98516213
Four figure longitude: -0.44330645
1:25K map: TL0733
1:10K map: TL03SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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