SOM-CD04A0: Medieval coin: Penny of Richard I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-CD04A0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver penny of Richard I (AD 1189-1199), dating to c. AD 1189-1194. Voided short cross class IIIab2, minted by Meinir in Canterbury. North (1994: 220) no. 967.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1189
Date to: Circa AD 1194

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.04 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Thursday 4th May 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017353

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 3 (N 967)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre. Crown of 5 pellets.
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICVS R/EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross pommee with a quatrefoil or pommee saltire in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MEINIR (pellet) ON (pellet) [CANT]
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Ilminster CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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