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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Rare William I Penny found

A coin found by a Metal Detecting enthusiast on Monday 6th August, has been identified as a William I, Helmet Type Penny, of the Worcester Mint by a moneyer called Wicinc.

The coin itself has now been registered on the Early Medieval Coins datbase (E.M.C)  of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Curator Dr Allen said 'this is a coin of the Worcester Moneyer Wicinc, who is known in the  reigns of Edward the Confessor and Harold II, and in William I types 1 and 2. Until this coin was found Wicinc was only recorded in type 2 from an unconfirmed source'.

This is just another example of how Metal Detectorists are adding so much to history and also bringing new types of coins and moneyers to light, which would have otherwise been unknown.

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