WMID-8A21B0: Medieval coin: short cross penny of John (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-8A21B0

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A complete silver short cross penny of John (1199-1216). Moneyer is Willelm B of London. Class 5c (1204/5-c.1209)(North reference N971).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Secondary identifier: Mr Jim Wall

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5c (N 971)
Obverse description: Bust facing, crowned and with sceptre. Five pellets to the crown band, two curls (each enclosing a pellet) on either side of the head
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX. Pellet on the S, round topped R, X of four wedges (see North, 1994 (vol 2) fig 36, p219).
Reverse description: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: WILLELM B ON LV. Pellet either side of ON.
Initial mark: Cross pattee on reverse
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Hammerwich (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0707
Four figure Latitude: 52.660677
Four figure longitude: -1.897942
1:25K map: SK0707
1:10K map: SK00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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