HESH-B58999: Medieval Coin: Penny of John (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: HESH-B58999

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Incomplete medieval coin of John (1199-1216). The coin is extremely worn with much of the inscriptions on both obverse and reverse as well as the crown near impossible to see, and with a section missing as well, identification is challenging. The coin is suspected to be Wren Class 5a (most likely 5a1), which dates it 1204-1209. From what is left of the reverse inscription, it most likely that the coin was struck by Nicole at the mint of Canterbury. The coin has a diameter of 18.24mm and weighs 1.17g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1204
Date to: Circa AD 1209

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 18.24 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Henry Nead
Identified by: Mr Henry Nead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: RF 193

Materials and construction

Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5a, not further defined
Obverse description: Assumed Crowned Head Facing
Obverse inscription: [HENRICVS R]EX
Reverse description: Short Cross with 4 point cross in each quater
Reverse inscription: [NIC]OLE [ON CANT]
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Chirbury with Brompton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO2698
Four figure Latitude: 52.57476276
Four figure longitude: -3.09338038
1:25K map: SO2698
1:10K map: SO29NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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