HESH-FC4492: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-FC4492

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver penny of John struck by the moneyer Coldwine (Goldwine) at the mint in Canterbury between 1204 and 1207. Class V (Class 5). Due to the wear a sub-class cannot be suggested

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1204
Date to: Circa AD 1207

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 17.1 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 5, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, bust and lettering very crude and widely spaced. Majority of head lost, crown formed from band of pearls with low central lis.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Short cross contained within circlet, in each quarter four conjoined pellets forming a saltire cross
Reverse inscription: COLDW[INE] ON C
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: Bridgnorth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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