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SWYOR-CE5A08: Medieval Coin; penny of John or Henry III, Class 6c-d

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Unique ID: SWYOR-CE5A08

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A silver Medieval coin; a short cross penny of John (AD 1199 - 1216) or Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 6c-d dating from about AD 1215 - 1217. It was minted at Canterbury by Samuel. It is 19.5mm diameter, 0.6mm thick and 1.5g. Compare North number 975/2 - 977 on page 222 (North, 1994, English Hammered Coinage Volume 1).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1215
Date to: Circa AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2018 - Monday 30th April 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3177

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 6c, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: SAMVEL • ON • CANT
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Thornton-le-Dale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8281
Four figure Latitude: 54.21817545
Four figure longitude: -0.74395747
1:25K map: SE8281
1:10K map: SE88SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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