WMID-2038A3: Medieval coin: Penny of John, Mint of Londo

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Unique ID: WMID-2038A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver penny of either John I of England (1199 to AD 1216) or Henry III (AD 1216 to AD 1272), dating to the period AD 1217 to 1217. Minted in London by moneyer Abel. Obverse doublestruck. Probably Class Vc. Probably North vol 1, p 222, no 976/1.

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

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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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6c, not further defined
Obverse description: Obverse doublestruck. Open eyes. Probably two curls.
Obverse inscription: [ ] VS REX
Reverse description: Short cross with crosslets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: ABEL ON LVNDE
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Eccleshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8328
Four figure Latitude: 52.84922889
Four figure longitude: -2.25387127
1:25K map: SJ8328
1:10K map: SJ82NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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