BH-594233: Medieval coin: penny of Henry II

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Unique ID: BH-594233

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete medieval silver penny of Richard I (1189-1199), Short Cross Class 2 (North 965), dating c.AD1189-90, moneyer: Turkil, mint: York. Ref: North 1994: p. 220; cf. Mass 2001: pl. 27 no. 730.

The coin is worn and chipped and there is a long crack in the flan following the line of the inner circle.

North, J. J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

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
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th July 2020 - Sunday 19th July 2020

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Materials and construction

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

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 2 (N 965)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [...](N)RIC[V]S REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [T]VRK[IL O]N EVER
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Great and Little Chishill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4041
Four figure Latitude: 52.0497141
Four figure longitude: 0.04020827
1:25K map: TL4041
1:10K map: TL44SW
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
Mass, J.P. 2001 Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles: The J.P. Mass Collection. English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 London British Academy
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Updated: 3 months ago

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