BERK-DC4439: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Richard or John

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Unique ID: BERK-DC4439

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A worn, silver cut halfpenny of Richard I (AD 1189-1199) or very early in the reign of John (AD 1199-1216) struck in London by the moneyer Wilelm c. AD 1198-1204. Class 4b, North N968/2, SCBI 1121.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1198
Date to: Exactly AD 1204

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 9.6 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2016.501

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 with sceptre, facing
Obverse inscription: RICVS R-
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: WIL(..)VNI
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Islip (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5312
Four figure Latitude: 51.80413746
Four figure longitude: -1.23274466
1:25K map: SP5312
1:10K map: SP51SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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