SOM-C9DB48: Medieval coin: Richard or John

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Unique ID: SOM-C9DB48

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval silver cut half penny, probably of Richard or John dating to AD 1194 to 1204. Short cross, probably class 4a-b. Minted at London by unclear moneyer. North (1994, 220) no. 968.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1194
Date to: Circa AD 1204

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.1 mm
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd September 2018 - Monday 5th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17918

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
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 4, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing [holding sceptre to left]
Obverse inscription: HENRICV[S REX]
Reverse inscription: [...] . ON . LVN
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Langham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0132
Four figure Latitude: 51.95016096
Four figure longitude: 0.9234343
1:25K map: TM0132
1:10K map: TM03SW
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

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Created: 16 days ago
Updated: 16 days ago

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