SUSS-B319A3: silver short cross penny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-B319A3

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A complete Medieval silver short cross penny of John (1199-1216), minted by Miles at Oxford. Class 5b, 1205-1207 (North 1994: 221, ref: 970).

Obverse: hENRIC[VS R]EX; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: MILES·ON·OCSE; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant

Measurements: diameter: 18.73mm; thickness: 0.72mm and weight: 1.43g. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date to: Circa AD 1207

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.72 mm
Weight: 1.43 g
Diameter: 18.73 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: John of England
Mint or issue place: Oxford
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre dividing legend
Obverse inscription: +hENRIC[VS R/EX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MILES.ON.OSCE
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Forest of Dean (District)
Parish or ward: Newent (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7425
Four figure Latitude: 51.92290792
Four figure longitude: -2.3794777
1:25K map: SO7425
1:10K map: SO72NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 971

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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