Coin (Obverse), cut halfpenny, of Henry, Earl of Northumberland

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Coin (Obverse), cut halfpenny, of Henry, Earl of Northumberland

This is the obverse of a Henry, Earl of Northumberland silver cut halfpenny minted at Corbridge in Northumberland, between 1136 and 1139. The coin was cut from a Henry penny and was worth one halfpenny Scots.

The obverse bears a crowned bust with a sceptre. The Latin inscription is mostly illegible but begins with the name 'Henry'.

David I's son, Henry, gained the Earldom of Northumberland in 1139 as the result of a treaty with the English King Stephen. Coins in his name were issued at Carlisle, Corbridge, and a third mint thought to have been at Bamborough.

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Online ID: 000-100-082-665-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.148
Date: 1136 - 1139
Between 1136 and 1139
Material: Silver; uneven striking; slight wear. Inscription: Obv. Cross hE [ ]; crowned bust to right with sceptre / Rev. EREBA [LD : ON : COREB:]; cross moline, with lis in angles
Dimensions: 20.00 mm D / Die Axis: 2.0
What: Coin Type: I
Coin, cut halfpenny
Subject: Queen Street Coin Collection
Who: Erebald (Maker)
Henry, Earl of Northumberland
Where: Corbridge
Scotland, Roxburghshire, Jedburgh, Jedburgh Abbey
Description: Silver cut halfpenny of Henry, Earl of Northumberland, minted by Erebald at Corbridge, c 1136 - 1139 (?)
  • 'Currency' multimedia programme NMS 1995 
  • Stewart, I.H. 'The Scottish Coinage'. Second Edition. London: Spink & Son, 1967 
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