William I Penny
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden NORFOLK Tue October 17, 2006
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 2448 Rod Blunt
Material Size (mm) Issue date
Silver 19mm 1074 - 1077

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Description: William I penny, two stars type, Hertford.


This would appear to be the first recorded coin of BMC Type V struck by Theodric at Hertford. The moneyer is recorded at this mint striking in BMC Type IV (possibly from a single cut halfpenny) and Type VIII, so a Type V coin is not unexpected. The moneyer also struck coins of BMC Type I under William II.
Keywords: William I Penny
State: England Reign/Issue Authority: William I
Denomination: Penny Classification: BMC V; two stars type
Mint: Hertford Moneyer: Thedric (Normalised as Theodric on EMC)
Issue Date: 1074 - 1077 Metal: Silver
Weight (grams): Diameter (mm): 19mm
Obverse Description: Bust facing crowned and diademed between two stars Obverse Legend: + PILLELM REX AN
Reverse Description: Cross bottonée over quadrilateral with incurved sides; annulet in centre. Reverse Legend: + ÐEDRIC ON HERTF
References: Spink 1254; North 845 Comments:
Findspot: Near Diss County: NORFOLK
Recorded elsewhere: EMC 2006.0361 Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Quattro MP Validated By: Rod Blunt


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