NCL-563B57: Short cross penny

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Unique ID: NCL-563B57

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver short-cross penny of Richard I. There are 7 pearls to the crown and the letter N is wide, the beard is made up of small pellets. There are two un-pelleted curls on the L and two or three on the R. Based on this the coin belongs to Richard I; North class 3ab2 or class 4a. The busts on these coins can be either large, small, wide or thin. Date is c.1190-1200. Moneyer and mint are WILLELM of London, though WILLELM can also be spelt as WILLEM on these coins due to the space taken up by the enlarged letter N and A.

The coin has a weight of 1.04g and a diameter of 17.74mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1190
Date to: Exactly AD 1200

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.04 g
Diameter: 17.74 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 3 (N 967)
Obverse description: Crowned portrait facing with beard of pellets or curls - it is not clear which.Sceptre divides the legend.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R[EX]
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: WILLELM.ON.LVN
Initial mark: Cross Patee
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
Parish or ward: Hayton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4757
Four figure Latitude: 54.90489226
Four figure longitude: -2.82809225
1:25K map: NY4757
1:10K map: NY45NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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