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CORN-642B57: obverse of cut halfpenny of William I

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-642B57

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver short-cross cut halfpenny of William I (1066-1087), Profile/Cross and trefoils type (c.1083-1086), moneyer Saewine of Exeter? (or Northampton)

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1083
Date to: AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd April 2005

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right, diademed and holding sceptre in right hand (only from chin down is visible)
Obverse inscription: +W[ILLELM] REX
Reverse description: Cross pattée with (missing) annulet in centre and voided trefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: S[Æ?]WINE O[N..]
Initial mark: cross pattée

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633
Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 140, Plate XIII, Fig.7, No.847

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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