SF-FAF482: Medieval coin: penny of William II

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Unique ID: SF-FAF482

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Medieval penny of William II (AD 1087-1100), cross fleury and piles reverse type, dating to c. AD 1098-1100. Mint and moneyer unclear. North 856.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1098
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.68 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 18.24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th December 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC v (N 856)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust holding a sword.
Obverse inscription: [PIL]LELM REX
Reverse description: Cross fleury with a pile surmounted by a pellet in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [...]ON[...]
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Westhorpe

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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