HESH-76ACB7: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-76ACB7

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A silver penny of King John (1199-1216) struck by the moneyer Ive at the mint in Shrewsbury in the period AD 1199 - 1205 - Class 4b

North: 968/2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1199
Date to: Circa AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E. 01518

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: Shrewsbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - the design is very loose comprising a crown formed by a band of jewels hair being single crescents either side of face, annulet eyes
Obverse inscription: HE[NRI]CVS [R]E[X]
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a circlet of annulets - within each divided quarter four pellets forming a quatrefoil
Reverse inscription: IVE ON S[ALOP]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6656
Four figure Latitude: 52.20117323
Four figure longitude: -2.49889999
1:25K map: SO6656
1:10K map: SO65NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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