LVPL-A60778: Medieval penny Fitzjohn

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Unique ID: LVPL-A60778

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A silver penny coin of Eustace Fitz John, minted probably in York between AD 1135-1154. Eustace was a powerful ally of King Henry I, and fought with King David of Scotland during the Anarchy against Stephen. This coin is struck slightly off-flan.

Obverse:- Eustace standing with sword right, Legend 'EVSTA[...]'

Reverse:- A cross within a quatrefoil, enclosed by a ring. Lettering interspersed with various symbols, including a heart, a five point star within a circle and a Cross patee.


Martin Allen of the Fitzwilliam notes that this reverse die is the same as some examples from William of Aumale, thus forming the first recorded die link between the coins of William of Aumale and Eustace Fitz John.

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 1135
Date to: Circa AD 1154

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.3 mm
Width: 18.8 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th March 2019 - Sunday 10th March 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Ben Jones
Identified by: Mr Ben Jones

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: York
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Stephen Baronial: Eustace Fitzjohn (N 929)
Obverse description: Obverse:- Helmeted and armoured Eustace standing with sword right.
Obverse inscription: EVSTA[...]
Reverse description: A cross within a quatrefoil, enclosed by a ring. Lettering interspersed with symbols around.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Buttercrambe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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