CORN-4565F5: obverse of cut halfpenny of John

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-4565F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver cut halfpenny of King John (1199-1216), Class 5c (c.1204-10). Moneyer was Nicole of York

Evidence of reuse: cut in half to be used as smaller change

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1204
Date to: AD 1210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st December 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Barrie Cook

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with large annulets for eyes and two curls each side of the head which enclose a pellet each; wearing armour and mantle and holding a sceptre in the right hand.
Obverse inscription: [HEN]RICVS RE[X]
Reverse description: Short double cross pommee within circle of pellets dividing circle into four sections with four pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [+NIC]OLE.ON.[EVER]
Initial mark: Probably cross but missing.

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: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5032
Four figure Latitude: 50.13527
Four figure longitude: -5.499807
1:25K map: SW5032
1:10K map: SW52NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Returned to finder.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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