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SWYOR-4C4B53: Medieval Coin; a cut half shortcross penny of John

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Unique ID: SWYOR-4C4B53

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A Medieval coin; a cut half shortcross penny of John (AD 1199 - 1216), probably class 6a dating from AD 1210 - 1213. It was struck by Abel at the mint of London. One corner of the coin is missing. It is 17mm long, 9.4mm wide and 1mm thick. 0.55g. North number 974 on page 222 of Volume 1 (1994).


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1210
Date to: Circa AD 1213

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 9.4 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.55 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th November 2019 - Sunday 10th November 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3555

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6a, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: [ABE]L • ON • LV[ND]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Burton Leonard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3264
Four figure Latitude: 54.07094553
Four figure longitude: -1.51249309
1:25K map: SE3264
1:10K map: SE36SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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