HESH-4F3ED3: Medieval Coin: Cut halfpenny of King John

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Unique ID: HESH-4F3ED3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily worn cut half penny probably of King John, probably struck by the moneyer Rener at the mint in London c. 1205-1207, Class V - probably Class Vb2 based on the style of the letter R

North: 970II

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.5 mm
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Object Entry Form: SCMS: 2729

Materials and construction

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

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
Type: Short cross class 5b2 (N 970 ii)
Obverse description: Uncertain due to wear
Obverse inscription: [HE]NRICVS [REX]
Reverse description: Short cross contained within circle; within each quarter four pellets
Reverse inscription: [R]ENER [ON LVND?]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
District: Telford and Wrekin (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Waters Upton

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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