HESH-DDF78D: Medieval Coin: Penny of Richard I / John

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Unique ID: HESH-DDF78D

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A silver penny of either Richard I (1189-1199) or John (1199-1216) struck at the mint in Rhuddlan, North Wales by the moneyer Thomas

Group I class ii (AD c.1190- pre1205)

North: 972/2

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1190
Date to: Circa AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG 2769

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: Rhuddlan
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross Rhuddlan mint (N 972-973)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre which interrupts the inscription. The crown is formed from a band of five pellets' from the centre extends a cross again formed from pellets. The hair is shown by 3 crescents one side and five the other, broad nose, oval eyes and beard from lines. The inscription has a blunder with the N and E reversed and the C being replaced with an E - the N is reversed and the E closed with a rounded back.
Obverse inscription: HNERIEVS REX
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a ring of pellets - within each divided quarter four conjoined pellets (saltire shaped cross pommee). In the inscription initial mark cross pommee, the N is reverse barred and the A has a top bar with large serifs
Reverse inscription: TOMAS ON RVLA
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Powys (Unitary Authority)
District: Powys (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Montgomery (Community)

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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