HESH-B8AEE2: Medieval Coin: Penny of John

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Unique ID: HESH-B8AEE2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver 'short cross' penny of John struck in London by the Moneyer: Stivene - Short Cross Class 2 - 4b. Due to the crudeness of the lettering in the inscription this seems to be best paralleled with Class 4b 1200-1204

North: 968/2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1204

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Entry Form: HFDMG 2743

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 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing - the portrait is heavily worn and therefore poorly preserved. The inscription is formed from large poorly spaced letters
Obverse inscription: [h]ENRICVS R[EX]
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a circlet of dots - four conjoined pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: STIVENE O[N L]VN
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Holme Lacy

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 less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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