DOR-83A75C: Medieval coin: Short cross penny of John

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Unique ID: DOR-83A75C

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A shortcross penny of King John (1199 - 1216) dating to 1207 - 1210. Class 5c. Minted by Hve in Canterbury.
Date: Medieval
Reference: North Volume 1, No. 971
Diameter: 18.21 mm
Weight: 1.41 g
Die axis:11

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 18.21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019474

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5c (N 971)
Obverse description: Facing bust, crowned. Pellets in two curls on either side of face. The beard is formed of short lines with a large pellet on the chin. The X of REX is a saltire formed of four wedges.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Short voided cross with pellets in the angles
Reverse inscription: HVE.ON.CA.NTE
Die axis measurement: 11 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: Henstridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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