NMS-8FD926: Medieval coin: penny of William II

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Unique ID: NMS-8FD926

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Medieval silver penny of William II "Rufus" dating to the period c. AD 1089 - 1092. Cross in Quatrefoil reverse type. Moneyer: Durstan. Mint of Stamford. See: North, Vol. I, p. 192, no. 852. EMC 2019.0120.

The moneyer, Durstan has not previously been recorded for this mint.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 18th January 2019 - Friday 18th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 63219
Other reference: NHRG022019

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Mint or issue place: Stamford
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding a sword
Obverse inscription: [WILLELM R]EX I
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattee with annulet in centre
Reverse inscription: +ÐVRSTAN ON STNF
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Hedenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM3093
Four figure Latitude: 52.48640334
Four figure longitude: 1.38611378
1:25K map: TM3093
1:10K map: TM39SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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