LANCUM-F2AE53: Silver hammered penny William II

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F2AE53

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval silver hammered penny of William II (1087-1100), Cross in quatrefoil type (North 852) dating to c.AD1089 - 1092. moneyer: Sunnolf, mint: Chester. Ref: North 1994: 192.

Reverse legend: +SVNNONLF ON LEIEC. Obverse of forward-facing bust. Obverse legend: PILLELM REX. The coin is 20.05mm in diameter, 0.88mm in thickness and weighs 1.35g.


Original 'secondary identifier', Carl Savage, removed for vailidation purposes.

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 1089
Date to: Circa AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.88 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 20.05 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5495

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: Chester
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Front-facing crowned bust holding sword.
Obverse inscription: PILLELM REX
Reverse description: Quatrefoil with pellet at each angle enclosing a cross pattee with annulet in centre.
Reverse inscription: +SVNNOLF ON LEIEC
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Over Kellet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5070
Four figure Latitude: 54.12341507
Four figure longitude: -2.7665258
1:25K map: SD5070
1:10K map: SD57SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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