NLM-3D62D4: Medieval Coin: Penny of John

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-3D62D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Penny of John (1199-1216) or Henry III (1216-1272), possibly mule of class 6b2/5b, issue of 1208-1218, as moneyer Henri is not listed at London beyond class 5.

Obverse description: facing bust with sceptre left, hair of two short curls to either side, beard of strokes, double arched eyebrows.

Obverse inscription: hENRICVS . R EX

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

Reverse inscription: hEN/RI.O/N.LV/ND

Diameter: 19.6mm, Weight: 1.33gms, 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 1208
Date to: Exactly AD 1218

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 19.6 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: NLM43219

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 6b2 (N 975/2)
Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre left, hair of two short curls to either side, beard of strokes, double arched eyebrows.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS . R EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: HEN/RI.O/N.LV/ND
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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