WILT-00AC89: Medieval: cut penny, Henry II

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: WILT-00AC89

Object type certainty: Certain
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A hoard of fifteen, and one cut, medieval silver pennies, ranging in date from AD 1180- 1217. All of these coins, with the exception of the cut penny are from the reign of John I.

1) Silver cut penny of Henry II, AD 1180-1185. 19.13mm in length, 9.63mm in width, 0.64g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: SAGAR/ON/OXEN
Reference: N963.
Note: This coin appears to be a Sagar (moneyer) from Oxford, but the "s" in Sagar is not typical for 1b types, as it is reversed. This is more common on types 4c and 5a. As all the other coins are class 5 or 6, a 5a type should not be discounted for this coin.

2) Silver penny of John I, AD 1205-1207. 17.66mm in diameter, 1.25g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: SIMON/ON/CICCI
Reference: N970ii.

3) Silver penny of John I, AD 1205-1207. 18.58mm in diameter, 1.43g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ILGER/ON/LVDN
Reference: N970ii.

4) Silver penny of John I, AD 1205-1207. 18.38mm in diameter, 1.31g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ILGER/ON/LVDN
Reference: N970ii.

5) Silver penny of John I, AD 1205-1207. 18.50mm in diameter, 1.32g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ILGER/ON/LVDN
Reference: N970ii.

6) Silver penny of John I, AD 1205-1207. 19.05mm in diameter, 1.27g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ADAM/ON/WINC
Reference: N970ii.

7) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 18.76mm in diameter, 1.43g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: JOHAN B/ON/CANT
Reference: N971.

8) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 18.96mm in diameter, 1.30g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: JOHAN M/ON/CANT
Reference: N971.

9) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 18.31mm in diameter, 1.32g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ADAM/ON/LVDN
Reference: N971.

10) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 18.06mm in diameter, 1.32g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ADAM/ON/LVDN
Reference: N971.

11) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 17.76mm in diameter, 1.37g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: RAVF/ON/LVDN
Reference: N971.

12) Silver penny of John I, AD 1207-1210. 17.76mm in diameter, 1.37g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: RAVF/ON/LVDN
Reference: N971.

13) Silver penny of John I, AD 1210-1213. 17.71mm in diameter, 1.39g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: WALTER/ON/LVDN
Reference: N974/1.

14) Silver penny of John I, AD 1210-1213. 18.44mm in diameter, 1.21g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ABEL/ON/LVDN
Reference: N974/2.

15) Silver penny of John I, AD 1213-1215. 19.60mm in diameter, 1.39g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: ABEL/ON/LVDN
Reference: N975/2.
Note: Precise identification of this coin is not possible as the obverse and reverse are visible on both sides at different locations. The shape of the x indicates that it is possibly a 6b2 as opposed to a 5c, but it is not definitive.

16) Silver penny of Henry III, AD 1216-1217. 18.69mm in diameter, 1.33g.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing out.
Obverse legend: HENRICVS REX.
Reverse: Short voided cross, four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse legend: RAVLF/ON/LVDN
Reference: N976/2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2016T856

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1180
Date to: Exactly AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 16

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4941
Treasure case number: 2016T856

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Purton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0890
Four figure Latitude: 51.60877832
Four figure longitude: -1.88587154
1:25K map: SU0890
1:10K map: SU09SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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