Taynton Metal Detecting Club
The Gannets

Saxon Coins

Gold Thrymsa (Wunetton type).
The only Thrymsa found in this part of Britain.
630 to 650.
On display at Gloucester City Museum
Silver Penny.
680 to 710.
Donated to Gloucester City Museum

Aethelred II.
Quarter Penny.
978 to 1016.
Alfred the Great.
Silver Penny.
886. Issued when London was captured.
On display at Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Cnut halfpenny
Lincoln mint
Aethelred II.
Quarter Penny.
978 to 1016.
Merovingian Tremissis.
Aquitaine, Rodez.
7th Century.
1.28g., 15mm., moneyer Rosolus, laureate bust right, branch before, pellets in field, crescent below, rev. monogram, ROSOXVS-M
Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Norman Coins

William I silver penny
Sword type 1079 - 1082
Nr Huntley

Henry I.
1100 - 1135
Henry I.
1100 - 1135
Stephen Penny

The closest comparison for this coin is Mack 250 (North 240/1), which clearly reads +[ ]LEMON:CRST and has been tentatively attributed to a mint in Cirencester. It is probable that the mint of this coin is also Cirencester and not Bristol.
The portrait on Mack 250 has been described in works of reference as having a square-topped crown or cap without ornaments but this coin confirms that this variety does indeed have a normal crown.
Coins like this in the name of Henry have traditionally been attributed to Henry of Anjou but it is also possible that many of them are simply copying the name from coins of Henry I (the reverse design is certainly copied from Henry I's type 15).

The probable date of this coin is c.1141-1153.

Taynton - Andy F