HESH-10E354: Medieval Coin: Penny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-10E354

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver short cross penny of John, Class 4b struck by moneyer Iohan in Norwich between 1199-2304/5. The coin has a large split through the centre of the flan.

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1199
Date to: AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.27 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

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: Complete

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
Type: Short cross class 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Relatively neat crowned head facing. The hair is depicted as two curls either side, the crown is formed from a low band of five pellets with pellet terminaled central cross / lis. The collar is shown as a crescent and the arm / sceptre divdes the inscription. The inscription has closed E and C, a comma shaped R tail, and a plain X
Obverse inscription: HENRICV[S R] EX
Reverse description: Short double stramded cross contained within a circular border of pellets. In each divided qaurter are four pellet conjoined to form a cross-pommee. In the inscription the elements are separated by pellet stops.
Reverse inscription: IOHAN ON NO[R]
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Worfield

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 10 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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