SWYOR-09473C: SWYOR-09473C Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-09473C

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A medieval silver coin; a short cross cut halfpenny of Richard I or John, dating from about AD 1194 - 1204, class 4a or 4b, probably London mint, but perhaps Norwich or Winchester, moneyer Willelm. It is 19.6mm long, 9.2mm wide and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 0.64g. 

Reference: North, volume 1, page 220, number 968/1 - 968/2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.6 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.64 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st July 2021 - Thursday 30th September 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3726

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4, not further defined
Obverse description: A forward facing bust of the king.
Obverse inscription: [hENR]ICVS [REX]
Reverse description: A short cross pommee with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: WILLELM [...]
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Dunham-on-Trent (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8075
Four figure Latitude: 53.265972
Four figure longitude: -0.80202016
1:25K map: SK8075
1:10K map: SK87NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 220 968/2

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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