CORN-D3AFB1: penny of John (obverse)

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Unique ID: CORN-D3AFB1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver short cross penny of John (1199-1216), Class 6a1 (1210-1213), moneyer Abel, London mint, Mass 1740

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1210
Date to: Circa AD 1213

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.37 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012 - Friday 31st August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6a1 (N 974/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand and semi-circular collar
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Short cross within circle of pellets with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: +ABEL.ON.LVND
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Gwinear-Gwithian (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5839
Four figure Latitude: 50.201432
Four figure longitude: -5.392519
1:25K map: SW5839
1:10K map: SW59NE
WOEID: 16774
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Find number: CORN-DC4789
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Find number: BUC-E159D3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Medieval silver penny of Henry III, voided short cross Classes 6a, possibly 6a1, struck by the moneyer Abel at London mint, AD 1210-1213.
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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Monday 3rd December 2012
Updated: Wednesday 5th December 2012

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