CAM-90A512: Medieval Coin : Voided short cross penny

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Unique ID: CAM-90A512

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver short cross penny of Henry II (1154-89), class 1b (1180-9), mint: London, moneyer: Davi.

Obverse shows a forward facing bust with sceptre. Obverse legend reads [hE]NRICVS [R]/EX/. Reverse shows a voided short cross with quatrefoil per quarter. Reverse legend reads DAVI.ON.LVNDE Die axis is 2 o'clock. Weight is 1.16g, diameter is 20.4mm, thickness is 0.5mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.16 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Obverse description: Front-facing crowned bust holding a sceptre, two hair curls to left, 5 to right.
Obverse inscription: [hE]NRICVS [ ]EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with cross pommee in each angle within an inner circle.
Reverse inscription: DAVI.ON.LVNDE
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Great Gransden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2857
Four figure Latitude: 52.1963842
Four figure longitude: -0.12866928
1:25K map: TL2857
1:10K map: TL25NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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