HESH-4FDC0C: Medieval coin: cut penny of John (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: HESH-4FDC0C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval cut halfpennny of John (1199-1216) of short cross type, Class 4b or 4c (c.1194-1204/5 for Class 4), minted by Fulke (probably) at London. Ref: Wren 1992.

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 1199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Identified by: Ms Victoria Allnatt
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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: Front-facing crowned bust, single hair curl visible to left.
Obverse inscription: HENR[ ]EX
Reverse description: Short cross, voided, within a pellet circle. Crosslets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: FVL[ ]VND
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: SJ7308
Four figure Latitude: 52.66903205
Four figure longitude: -2.4007008
1:25K map: SJ7308
1:10K map: SJ70NW
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

References cited

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Audit data

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

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