HESH-4FDA72: Medieval Coin: cut half of Henry II (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: HESH-4FDA72

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of John (1199-1216) dating to the period (1194-1204/5) Short Cross Class 4b. Mint of London. Moneyer unclear. North (1994:p.220) no 968/2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1194
Date to: Circa AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.65 mm
Width: 9.59 mm
Thickness: 0.81 mm
Weight: 0.69 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th September 2014 - Thursday 11th September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENR[ICUS R]EX
Reverse description: Short cross with four pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: EV [.... ON] LVND
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shifnal (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7207
Four figure Latitude: 52.65999166
Four figure longitude: -2.41540267
1:25K map: SJ7207
1:10K map: SJ70NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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