HESH-580262: Short cross silver penny of John  1204-1209.

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Unique ID: HESH-580262

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Short cross silver penny of John (199-1216), moneyer: Gifrei, mint: Norwich. 1204-1209. Class 5 b ii

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1204
Date to: AD 1209

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th November 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Norwich
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned head facing. The crown is formed from five pearls with a central cross with pearl terminals. The hair is formed from four curls (crescents with pellets) two either side. The eyes are oval, and may have been formed with a broken punch (as in class Vbiii), however the portrait is worn and the evidence is inconclusive. The letter R in the legend has a rounded top, the E and C are closed, and the X is small and formed with equal arms. The Sceptre divides REX with the R on one side and the EX on the other.
Obverse inscription: HE[N]RIC[VS R]EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross contained within a circle of pellets. In each divided quarter is is a crosslet (cross with pellet terminals). The parts of the inscription are separted by pellets and the R has a rounded top.
Reverse inscription: [G]IFREI ON NO[R?]
Die axis measurement: 7 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)
Parish or ward: Loppington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ4729
Four figure Latitude: 52.85587023
Four figure longitude: -2.78855179
1:25K map: SJ4729
1:10K map: SJ42NE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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