IOW-28E922: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-28E922

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver short cross penny of Henry II (1154-1189), minted by Pieres at London. Class 1b, 1180-1185 (North 1994: 220, ref: 963).

Obverse: hENRICVS·REX; Crowned bust facing with sceptre

Reverse: PIERES·ON·LVNDE; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant

Diameter: 19.8mm. Weight: 1.47g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1180
Date to: Exactly AD 1185

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-238

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS•REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: PIERES•ON•LVNDE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: 5 years ago

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