WAW-E0BA13: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-E0BA13

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Medieval cut half penny of John (AD 1199-1216). Voided short cross, Class 6b (North 975/1-2) dating to AD 1209-1217. Canterbury mint, moneyer uncertain. North (1994: 222).

Coin measures 17.5mm in length and 9.5mm in width.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1209
Date to: Exactly AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.5 mm
Width: 9.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th February 2022

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: [...]RIC[...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: [...]D. ON. CA[...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Hanley Castle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8243
Four figure Latitude: 52.08505635
Four figure longitude: -2.26410178
1:25K map: SO8243
1:10K map: SO84SW
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

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 p. 222 no. 975/1-2

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Audit data

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

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