NLM-274F1E: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of John - obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-274F1E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Short cross cut halfpenny of John (1199-1216), London mint class 5c issue of 1204-1209

Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre left, hair [left] of two neat curls and pellets, beard of fine strokes.

Obverse inscription: h(---)R EX

Reverse description: Voided short cross, quatrefoil in each angle; initial cross potent.

Reverse inscription: (---)N.LV/NDE

Diameter: 17.0mm, Weight: 0.45gms, die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1204
Date to: Exactly AD 1209

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th August 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM43212

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5c (N 971)
Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre left, hair [left] of two neat curls and pellets, beard of fine strokes.
Obverse inscription: H(---)R EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: (---)N.LV/NDE
Initial mark: cross potent.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Gainsborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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