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SWYOR-B03E0D: SWYOR-B03E0D Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B03E0D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin; a penny of John (AD 1199 - 1216), class 6c1 dating from (AD 1215-1216). Minted by Abel of London. See North (1991) No.976/1 on page 222. It is 19.2mm in diameter and 0.5mm thick. It weighs 1.14g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1215
Date to: Circa AD 1216

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.14 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3440

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 6c1 (N 976/1)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: ABEL • ON • LVNDE
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Featherstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4320
Four figure Latitude: 53.67470791
Four figure longitude: -1.35056301
1:25K map: SE4320
1:10K map: SE42SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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