LON-8B6671: Medieval silver coin: cut farthing of John

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Unique ID: LON-8B6671

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver cut farthing of a voided short cross penny of John dating to 1205 to 1210 AD. Uncertain moneyer, Canterbury mint, Class 5 (N969-971). It measures 10.0mm length x 9.2mm width x 0.8mm thickness and weighs 0.36g.

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 1210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.36 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Kath Creed

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
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: Indiscernible
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC]VS R[EX]
Reverse description: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in angles
Reverse inscription: +[...]ANT
Initial mark: +
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Harrietsham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8553
Four figure Latitude: 51.246167
Four figure longitude: 0.649262
1:25K map: TQ8553
1:10K map: TQ85SE
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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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