HESH-80F002: Medieval Coin: Henry I type 8 penny of the Exeter moneyer Dunninc

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Unique ID: HESH-80F002

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver penny of Henry I (1100-35) of larger profile/cross and annulets type (dating c.1113;North 864; BMC 8), mint: Exeter, moneyer: Dunninc. Ref: North 1994: 197-9.

The coin is in fair condition, poorly struck with substantial parts of the inscription illegible. The flan is badly chipped and broken in places.


This is a significant find, extending the known types issued from the Exeter mint and is the first PAS-recorded find of Henry I's coinage from Wales.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1113
Date to: Circa AD 1113

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 21.4 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr Martin Allen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E. 01900; EMC 2018.0060

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC viii (N 864)
Obverse description: Bust left crowned and diademed; in front a sceptre
Obverse inscription: HE[NRI REX]
Reverse description: Cross pattee with annulet centre; in each angle, an annulet enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: +DV[ ]IC:ON:EXE:
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Swansea

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 18 days ago
Updated: 5 days ago

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