Coin - Penny, Empress Matilda, England, circa 1141 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 109

Silver coin, Denomination: Penny
Wareham Mint
Empress Matilda (1139-1148) Angevin Party
Moneyer: Raul

Matilda, daughter of Henry I and mother of Henry II, was crowned at Oxford in 1141. She was defeated in 1142 and returned to Normandy.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Width), 20 mm (Length)
Weight: 1.129 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - England
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: circa 1141 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: A crowned bust facing right with sceptre in front; the legend around has not been struck up but should read + MATILDI IMP
Reverse Description: The reverse has a cross moline with a fleur in each angle; around, + RAVL ON
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Irregular
Material: Silver
Issued By: Empress Matilda, England, Great Britain
Mint: Wareham (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.158, no.936 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.148, no.1326 Pages

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