WMID-D86CC8: Medieval coin: Penny of John

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Unique ID: WMID-D86CC8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval coin: A complete struck / hammered silver penny of John (1199 - 1216 AD), probably minted in Canterbury by moneyer Coldwine between 1205 and 1207 AD. Probably Class 5b.

Diameter: 19.13mm
Thickness: 1.34mm
Weight: 1.3 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date to: Circa AD 1207

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.34 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th August 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle
Secondary identifier: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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 head facing forwards, sceptre.
Obverse inscription: H[ ]RICVS REX
Reverse description: Short cross, three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [ ]INE ON CAN [ ]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Swinfen and Packington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1307
Four figure Latitude: 52.660567
Four figure longitude: -1.809234
1:25K map: SK1307
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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