HESH-187A34: Medieval Coin: Cut Half Penny of John

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Unique ID: HESH-187A34

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Silver struck short cross cut half-penny of John struck 1205-1209 AD in Oxford by moneyer Miles. Class 5b,


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date to: Exactly AD 1209

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.51 g
Diameter: 18.5 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: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Oxford
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned head facing with sceptre. The head is relatively large and crude. The crown is formed from a band of pellets / pearls with central lis formed of conjoined pellets. The eyes are annulets with central pellets, the hair is formed from two crescents with pellet centres either side of the head
Obverse inscription: [H]ENRICVS [R_EX]
Reverse description: Short cross within border of pellets; in each quarter are four conjoined pellets.
Reverse inscription: MIL[ES ON OC]SEN
Die axis measurement: 10 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: Shrewsbury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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