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DEV-847407: Medieval coin: penny of Richard I

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Unique ID: DEV-847407

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete cut half medieval silver short cross penny of Richard I (1189-1199) dating to 1192-94.

North (1980:178) Class 3b. Possibly minted at Exeter by Ricard.

20.1mm in diameter, 5.6mm thick, weight g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1192
Date to: Circa AD 1194

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 5.6 mm
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2018 - Monday 20th January 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018330

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 3 (N 967)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HE[...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with cross pommee in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]RIC[...]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Thorncombe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3702
Four figure Latitude: 50.81410634
Four figure longitude: -2.89560496
1:25K map: ST3702
1:10K map: ST30SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 178

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Audit data

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

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