WMID-C50226: Medieval coin: Penny of John (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-C50226

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***NGR*** A complete silver short-cross penny of John (1199-1216). Moneyer Willelm. Chichester mint. Class 5b (N970). 1204/5-c.1209. Mass: 1.24g. Diameter: 18.9mm.


Pellet at the centre of S. Hair of two curls cointaining a pellet at either side. Five pearls to the crown band.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st July 2006 - Tuesday 1st July 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 12

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: Chichester
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R/EX
Reverse description: Short cross voided with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: +WILLELM ON CIC
Initial mark: Cross pattee on the reverse.
Die axis measurement: 4 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: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
To be known as: Salwarpe

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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