IOW-1F92A6: Medieval Coin: Penny of William I

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Unique ID: IOW-1F92A6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Medieval silver penny of William I (1066-87), Profile / Cross and trefoils type (1080-3; North 847, BMC vii); moneyer: Ulf; mint: Lincoln. Ref: North 1994: 192.

Obverse: PILLELM REX; Bust right crowned and diademed, in front a sceptre.

Reverse: VLF ON LINCLNEI; Cross pattée with annulet in centre; in each angle, a voided trefoil.

Diameter: 19.0g. Weight: 1.47g. DA=12:12.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1080
Date to: Exactly AD 1083

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Wednesday 29th January 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2020-1-30

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC vii (N 847)
Obverse description: Bust right crowned and diademed, in front a sceptre
Obverse inscription: PILLELM REX
Reverse description: Cross pattée with annulet in centre; in each angle, a voided trefoil
Reverse inscription: VLF ON LINCLNEI
Initial mark: cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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 192 847. BMC vii

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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