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The Pimprez hoard of Henry I and Stephen pennies, associated Continental coins and silver ingots.

The Pimprez hoard was deposited c.1140  and consisted of 569 silver coins and 12 silver ingots. The hoard was discovered by chance in 2002 in the grounds of a house in the small town of Pimprez (pronounced 'pamprey') (Oise), near Beauvais, 50km to the north of Paris. During the 12th century a House of the Knights Templers was located in the town. The reason for the hoards concealment and perhaps more interestingly its non-recovery is not known. However, the unusual mix of coins from England, the Low Countries and Switzerland would suggest an individual or organization with strong multinational links.

The hoard was officially declared to the French authorities and was studied by Bibliotheque Nationale de France before being released for sale on the open market. All of the coins in the hoard are of good silver and are bright in colour having been expertly cleaned.

The hoard consisted of the following coins:
England - Henry I
374
England  - Stephen 72
Pennies and bracteates from Metz, Liege, Maastricht, Treves and Zurich. 123
Silver Ingots (12)  
Total Coins 569
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H4361 - Henry I (1100-1125), Penny 1.39g., BMC type XV, Quatrefoil on cross fleury type (c.1125- c.1135), London - Dereman, crowned facing three-quarters left, holding a sceptre, rev., quatrefoil with lis at each angle over cross fleury, (N.871; S.1276), weak in parts very fine, mint and moneyer  legible. $495 SOLD

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JCN35 - Henry I (1100-1135), Penny 1.43g., BMC type XV, Quatrefoil on cross fleury type (c.1125- c.1135), Norwich - Ęthelwig, {[+HENRI]CVS, crowned facing three-quarters left, holding a sceptre, rev., quatrefoil with lis at each angle over cross fleury, [AIL]PI [ON NOR]PI, (N.871; S.1276), weak in parts very fine, clear portrait, mint and moneyer legible. $495 SOLD

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JCN34 - Henry I (1100-1135), Penny 1.40g., BMC type XV, Quatrefoil on cross fleury type (c.1125- c.1135), Ipswich - Osbern, {[+HENRICVS], crowned facing three-quarters left, holding a sceptre, rev., quatrefoil with lis at each angle over cross fleury, [+]OSBER[N] ON GIPE], (N.871; S.1276), weak in parts very fine, clear portrait, mint and moneyer legible. $495 SOLD

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H1435 - Henry I (1100-1135), Penny 1.46g., BMC type XV, Quatrefoil on cross fleury type (c.1125- c.1135), London - Dereman, crowned facing three-quarters left, holding a sceptre, rev., quatrefoil with lis at each angle over cross fleury, (N.871; S.1276), weak in parts very fine, mint and moneyer legible. $325 SOLD