WAW-B98947: Medieval coin: penny of Richard I

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-B98947

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver penny of Richard I (AD 1189-1199). Voided short cross, class 4a (North 968/1) dating to AD 1194-1204/5. Minted by Turkil at York. North (1994: 220). 

Overall dimensions: 17.96mm in diameter, 0.89mm in thickness and 1.09g in weight. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1194
Date to: Exactly AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.89 mm
Weight: 1.09 g
Diameter: 17.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th October 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4a (N 968/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, with sceptre to left.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: TVRKIL. ON. EV[...]
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Belbroughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9377
Four figure Latitude: 52.3909777
Four figure longitude: -2.10428643
1:25K map: SO9377
1:10K map: SO97NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London p. 220 no. 968/1

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Updated: About one year ago

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