BUC-AE7BB6: Medieval coin: Cut half penny of Richard I

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Unique ID: BUC-AE7BB6

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A silver medieval cut half penny of Richard I or John, dating to c. 1194-1204/5. Probably Class 4a. Minted in Winchester by the moneyer Willelm. North 1991 volume I, page 220, number 968/1.

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: Exactly AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.7 mm
Width: 9.4 mm
Weight: 0.58 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4937

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: Winchester
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4a (N 968/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [...] RICVS [...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quartrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...] ELM.ON.W[...]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Princes Risborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8102
Four figure Latitude: 51.71089633
Four figure longitude: -0.82906376
1:25K map: SP8102
1:10K map: SP80SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd Page 220 Number 968/1

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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