CORN-901191: penny of Henry II (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-901191

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver short cross penny of Henry II (1154-1189), Short cross coinage (1180-1189), Class 1c (1185-1189), mass of small curls by right side of head but only three on left side, no stop before 'R' of REX on obverse, moneyer Alain, mint of Carlisle, Spink 1345, Mass 611.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1185
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 25th June 2013

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: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: Carlisle
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1c (N 964)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre with irregular number of curls and five pearls to crown
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Short cross pommee with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: +ALAIN.ON.CARD
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: St. Agnes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW7351
Four figure Latitude: 50.31512985
Four figure longitude: -5.18987339
1:25K map: SW7351
1:10K map: SW71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mass, J.P. 2001 Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles: The J.P. Mass Collection. English Short Cross Coins, 1180-1247 London British Academy Plate 23, No.611
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 140, No.1345

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Audit data

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Updated: 5 years ago

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