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SWYOR-B9609A: SWYOR-B9609A Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B9609A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin: a short cross cut halfpenny, the obverse double struck but is probably a class 4 coin of Richard I or John, the mint Canterbury or Shrewsbury, the moneyer Reinald, dating from AD 1194 - 1204. It is 19.4mm long, 9.7mm wide and 0.6mm thick. It weighs 0.72g. Reference: North, 1991, volume 1, page 220, number 968.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1194
Date to: Exactly AD 1204

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.4 mm
Width: 9.7 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th July 2021 - Sunday 11th July 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3719

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
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 4, not further defined
Obverse description: A forward facing, crowned bust of the king, with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [hENRICVS] REX
Reverse description: A short cross pommee dividing the legend, with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: REINALD [...]
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Featherstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4320
Four figure Latitude: 53.67470791
Four figure longitude: -1.35056301
1:25K map: SE4320
1:10K map: SE42SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 220 968

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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