LVPL-18962E: Medieval coin: penny of Richard I

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-18962E

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An incomplete medieval silver short cross penny of Richard I (1189-1199), Class 4a dating to 1194-1204. Mint: York. Moneyer: Turkil. Cf. North Vol I, p.220 no.968/1. A small portion of the coin is missing and there is a tear at 6 o'clock on the obverse side.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing forwards with sceptre. Legend: hENRIC[VS RE]X
Reverse: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle. Legend: +TVRKIL ON [...] R

Notes:

Finder ref.: 102

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th October 2021

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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 4a (N 968/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing forwards with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS RE]X
Reverse description: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angl
Reverse inscription: +TVRKIL ON [...] R
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Much Wenlock

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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