KENT-0DB4B9: medieval coin: penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: KENT-0DB4B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete medieval silver 'short cross' penny of Richard I (1189-99), Class 3 probably 3ab2, North (1994) no. 967 dating to c.AD1190-94, moneyer: Ricard, mint: London. (Wren 1992. 47; Mass 2001. 26-7, pl.27-32.)

The coin is struck off-centre on an irregular flan which is missing a small portion of the outer circle.

Measurements: diameter: 20mm; weight: 1.17g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1190
Date to: Circa AD 1194

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 20 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 3 (N 967)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with think crescent-like hair curls; seven pearls in crown
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS]R / EX
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: +RICA[RD].ON.LVN
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8161
Four figure Latitude: 51.31930983
Four figure longitude: 0.59606469
1:25K map: TQ8161
1:10K map: TQ86SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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
Wren, C.R. 1992 The Short-Cross Coinage: 1180-1247. Henry II to Henry III Herne Bay Plantagenet Books

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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