WMID-4E7B06: Medieval silver coin, a penny of King John

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Unique ID: WMID-4E7B06

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver short-cross penny of John (1199-1216); Bury St. Edmunds or London mint; moneyer: Fulke; class 5b (N970); 1204/5-c.1209.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Friday 31st December 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: R1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a sceptre in the right hand.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Short cross voided with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: FOLKE.ON.(S?)( )
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: Tong

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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