Stephen Penny
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden HAMPSHIRE Sun February 14, 2010
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 1366 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Issue date
Silver 16mm 1135 - 1154

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Description: A rare variant 'Watford' type penny of Stephen, struck at Southampton, the only mint for which it is recorded.

See also UKDFD 18687.
Keywords: Stephen Penny
State: England Reign/Issue Authority: Stephen
Denomination: Penny Classification: Watford Type variant; BMC I variant
Mint: Southampton Moneyer: Sanson
Issue Date: 1135 - 1154 Metal: Silver
Weight (grams): Diameter (mm): 16mm
Obverse Description: Bust right, crowned and diademed, the king wearing a collar of annulets and holding sceptre in right hand. Obverse Legend: [+ ST]EF R NX
Reverse Description: Voided cross moline with a fleur in each angle. Reverse Legend: + S[ANSON] ON AN
References: Spink 1295; North 905 Comments: The obverse legend appears to be blundered at the end.
Findspot: Andover County: HAMPSHIRE
Recorded elsewhere: No Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Validated By: Rod Blunt


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