WAW-A70808: Medieval: John I cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: WAW-A70808

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A complete silver cut halfpenny of Henry II to Henry III (AD 1180 - 1247), possibly a John I (AD 1199 - 1216) Class 5 dating to AD 1204 - 1209. Mint of London. Front facing bust with very little diagnostic features remaining; the coin has been heavily worn.

North 968 - 971

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 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 18.44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Freeman
Identified by: Miss Emily Freeman

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Obverse is very worn, crown is visible and two curls of hair on the right side of the bust.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[...]
Reverse description: Voided short-cross with quatrefoil in the two visible quarters.
Reverse inscription: [...]N LVNDE...
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2940
Four figure Latitude: 52.05762809
Four figure longitude: -1.57845151
1:25K map: SP2940
1:10K map: SP24SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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