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Unique ID: SF-908DE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Medieval penny of John (AD 1199-1216), short voided cross, class 4b-4c, dating to AD 1200-1204. Mint of Canterbury. Meinir moneyer.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1204

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 18.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

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 4b (N 968/2)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust; holding sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICVS R-E[X]
Reverse description: Short voided cross; quatrefoil in angles.
Reverse inscription: M[EIN]IR . ON. CAN
Initial mark: +
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Higham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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