LON-97BE75: Nine Medieval silver pennies of short cross type dating AD1180-1247.

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Unique ID: LON-97BE75

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Description: A hoard of nine Medieval silver pennies of short cross type dating AD1180-1247.

1) Silver penny Class 1ab Henry II (AD1180-1189), moneyer: Rodbert, mint: Winchester.

OBV: hENR[I]CVS R[EX]

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre

REV: [R]ODBERT ON WIN

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

Weight: 1.37g

This coin is irregularly bent, so the obverse is convex and the reverse is concave.

2) and 4) Two silver pennies Class 2-4b (AD1189-1205) Richard I (AD1189-1199) - John (AD1199-1216). Moneyer: Stivene, mint: London.

OBV: hENR[I]CVS R[EX]

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre

REV: STIVENE ON LV

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

2) Weight: 1.34g.This coin is slightly bent and there is a crack across the bust.

4) Weight: 1.14g.The lower edge of this coin has been clipped into the inscription. One edge has been bent downwards.

3) and 5) Two silver pennies Class 1-2 (AD1180-1191) Henry II - Richard I. Moneyer: Pieres, mint: London.

OBV: hENRICVS REX

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre

REV: PIERES ON LVND

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

3) Weight: 1.18g This coin is bent creating a profile with a central groove.

5) Weight: 1.17g This coin is bent and there are edge losses

6) Silver penny Class 1bc-2 (AD1180-1191) Henry II - Richard I. Moneyer: Raul, mint: London.

OBV: hENRICVS REX

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre

REV: RAVL ON LV[N]

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

Weight: 1.34g This coin is bent at an acute angle and the inscription on the reverse is almost illegible.

7) Silver penny probably Class 1b (AD1180-9) Henry II. Moneyer: Turkil, mint: York.

OBV: [h]EN[R]IC[V]S RE[X]

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre, 2 curls of hair on each side, 5 pearls on the crown, round back E and pellet before REX, annulets for eyes. There are some sections around the edge missing that cut through to the inner circle.

REV: [T]V[R]K[IL O]N EVER[WIC]

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

Weight:1.12g

8) Short cross silver penny of uncertain moneyer or mint approximately one third of the coin is broken and missing (AD1180-1247).

OBV: [hENRICVS] REX

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre, details of the bust are illegible, legend commences above sceptre. Round backed E.

REV: +[---] C (or E) VG (or E) IW

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle

Weight: 0.78g

9) Silver penny Class 5 (Vbi) (AD1205-1210) John (AD1199-1216). The coin is loosely bent forming a tight C in profile. Mint: Exeter

OBV: hENRIC[VS] R[EX]

Bust facing crowned and with sceptre, oval eyes with pellet, 5 pearly to crown, round-backed E, flat topped R.

REV: [---] ON pellet EXE[-]

Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle, square backed E

Weight: 1.36g

Notes:

These nine silver pennies were found together and should be considered as a hoard. The hoard is over 300 years old, therefore, in terms of age and precious metal content, the hoard qualifies as potential Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T96

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 9

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2016T96

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
To be known as: Near Ilford

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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