SUSS-1F765A: Silver penny of Richard I

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Unique ID: SUSS-1F765A

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A medieval, clipped silver penny of Richard I, class 2 dating AD 1189-1190. Minted in Canterbury. North (1994) no:965.

Measurements: diameter: 19.82mm; thickness: 0.58mm and weight: 1.21g. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1189
Date to: Circa AD 1190

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.58 mm
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 19.82 mm

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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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 2 (N 965)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: HENRICUS R[EX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross; quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: REINAUD.ON.[CANT]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: St. Margaret's At Cliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3543
Four figure Latitude: 51.13801449
Four figure longitude: 1.35793378
1:25K map: TR3543
1:10K map: TR34SE
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Wren, C.R. 1992 The Short-Cross Coinage: 1180-1247. Henry II to Henry III Herne Bay Plantagenet Books 46

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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