DEV-26EB44: Medieval coin: Silver cut halfpenny of John

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Unique ID: DEV-26EB44

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of John (AD 1199-1216), probably dating to AD 1204-1218. Voided short cross class 5-6, London mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1204
Date to: Circa AD 1218

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 28th October 2014 - Tuesday 28th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017643

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross classes 5-8, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, holding sceptre left. crown of 5 pellets, visible hair curl containing pellet.
Obverse inscription: HE[...]EX
Reverse description: Short cross pommee with quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: N (pellet) LVNDE (ND ligated)
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Muchelney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4225
Four figure Latitude: 51.02143248
Four figure longitude: -2.82830656
1:25K map: ST4225
1:10K map: ST42NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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