SOM-245846: Medieval coin: Penny of John (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-245846

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early 13th-century medieval silver penny probably of John (AD 1199-1216), short voided cross probably class 4b, minted by Roberd, Canterbury mint, c. AD 1200-1204

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.3 mm
Width: 19.3 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22384

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing holding sceptre to left
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R-EX
Reverse description: Short voided cross pommee with pommee saltires in quarters
Reverse inscription: + ROBERD . ON . CA
Initial mark: Cross potent (on reverse)
Die axis measurement: 3 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: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: South Petherton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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