KENT-8082C4: A Medieval silver short cross penny of John 1190-1205 AD.

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Unique ID: KENT-8082C4

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A Medieval silver Short Cross Penny of John (1199-1216). Minted by Simon(d) in the Rhuddlan mint in Wales, with a Cross pattee, c. 1190-pre 1205 AD. Group 1, class ii, North Number 972/2.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1190
Date to: AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2009

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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: Rhuddlan
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross Rhuddlan mint (N 972-973)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding a septa to the right.
Obverse inscription: [HE]NRICUS . REX
Reverse description: Short cross not dividing legend with three pellets in each corner.
Reverse inscription: SIMON ON RVLA
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Gravesham (District)
To be known as: Cobham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 221 972/2

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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