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Norman Coins - Stephen - Cambridge / Reinald - Cross and Piles Penny

1150-1154 AD

BMC type vi. Obv: profile bust left with sceptre and +STIEFNE: legend. Rev: cross fleury with pile and trefoil in angles with +REINALD:ON:GRA legend for the moneyer Reinald at Cambridge mint. 1.30 grams. About as struck; thin crack to surface. Unique type for this mint and moneyer.

Found near Toftwood, Norfolk, UK, February 2019.

See Early Medieval Corpus, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, reference EMC 2019.0198 (this coin); see Portable Antiquities Scheme, reference NMS-8F9D9D (ditto).

S. 1281; N. 879.

The moneyer Reinald is only otherwise recorded at Cambridge mint for a single coin of the 'Awbridge' type; only one other coin (of an irregular issue) is recorded for Cambridge mint in this reign.