PUBLIC-B39F37: A complete Medieval silver short cross penny of King John (1199-1216), minted by Adam at London. Class 5b dating to c.1205-1207.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-B39F37

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A complete Medieval silver short cross penny of  John (AD 1199 - 1216) or Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272),  dating to c.AD 1215 - 1217. Minted by Abel at London. Possibly class 6ci dating to c.1215-1216. Initial mark cross pattée on reverse. Obverse: hENRICVS REX; Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand. Reverse: + (cross pattée) ABEL ON LVND (ND ligated); Voided short cross with a cross pommee in each quadrant.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1215
Date to: Circa AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.67 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd March 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6c1 (N 976/1)
Obverse description: Head of king facing, holding a sceptre in right hand.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R[EX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross, cross pommee in each angle.
Reverse inscription: ABEL ON LVDN
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Bishopstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one year ago

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