HESH-799071: Medieval Coin: short cross penny of King John

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Unique ID: HESH-799071

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Silver short cross penny from the reign of King John, class 5b (i or ii). 1204-1209 North: 970


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 18.4 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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within circle pierced by sceptre. The crown is formed from a abnd of pellets with central cross. The hiar from two crescents either side with centrl pellets, the eyes are complete, and the beard is neat and well groomed. In the inscription the S has a central pellet, the R is incomplete so the type cannot be further sub-divided.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross contained within circle, in each quarter are four pellets conjoine dto form a saltire cross. The inscription starts with a cross pattee, and the inscription is sepatated by pellets
Reverse inscription: IOHAN M ON CA
Die axis measurement: 4 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: Telford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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