Henry I 'York? / Osbern' Smaller Profile Penny 022254

Henry I 'York? / Osbern' Smaller Profile Penny 022254
Rare Henry I 'York? / Othbern?' Smaller Profile Penny
Silver, 0.84 grams, 15.90 mm. 1119 AD; BMC XII. Obverse: profile bust with rosette before and HENR[ ] legend. Reverse: short cross and pellet-in-annulet with [+OS]BERN:ON:S[ ] legend for the moneyer Osbern at a mint with initial letter 'S'. There are several possible mints but a moneyer Osbern is not previously recorded for any of these. S. 1273; N. 868; EMC 2007.0033 (this coin). Recorded with Early Medieval Corpus and on the UKDFD website (reference 5600), found Quidenham, Norfolk. Fine for issue, flatly struck as usual; rare, previously unrecorded.


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