HESH-95B203: Medieval Coin: Cut halfpenny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-95B203

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Silver cut half penny of John, Class Vb1 (5b1) struck at the mint in Canterbury by an unknown moneyer in 1205 AD

North:970/i

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 19.1 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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b1 (N 970 i)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing; the hair is formed from two crescent curls with pellets within; the beard is formed from lines, and the chin is shown with a large pellet. The hand holding sceptre is unusally detailed with cuff and fingers shown. In the inscription the E is ornate (although worn) the is diagnostic of the subclass being shown with a flat (rather than rounded) top
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC]VS REX
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a circlet; within each quarter are four conjoined pellets. In the inscripton the C is ornate: being round backed and closed with a crescent which contains two pellets. The A is wide with top bar and small seriffs; the N is also barred with small serrif terminals.
Reverse inscription: [...] ON CAN
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: Ludlow

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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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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