IOW-AAEB62: IOW-AAEB62 Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-AAEB62

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver short cross cut halfpenny of John (1199-1216), minted by Abel at London. Class 5c-6x, 1207-1216 (North 1991: 221-222, refs: 971-976/4).
Obverse: [ ]RICVS[ ]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Reverse: +ABE[ ]NDE; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Diameter: 16.4mm. Weight: 0.55g. DA=12:8-9.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1207
Date to: Exactly AD 1216

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-5-90

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [ ]RICVS[ ]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: +ABE[ ]NDE
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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