IOW-198E94: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-198E94

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver short cross cut halfpenny of John (1199-1216), minted by Adam at London or Northampton. Class 5b-5c, 1207-1210 (North 1994: 221, refs: 970-971).

Obverse: [hEN]RICVS R[EX]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: ADAM[ ]; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant.

Diameter: 18.2mm. Weight: 0.62g. DA=12:5.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1207
Date to: Exactly AD 1210

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.62 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th October 2017 - Thursday 26th October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-284

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICVS R[EX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: ADAM[ ]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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