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An incomplete, double-struck silver short cross penny of Richard I (AD 1189-1199) of class 4a, moneyer Goldwine of Canterbury AD 1194-1199.

Obverse legend: hENRIC[... ]S REX.  Reverse legend: + GOLDW[...]E ON [...]A

North 968/1

Diameter: 20.2mm; weight: 1.4g

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: Circa AD 1199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 4a (N 968/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[...]S REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: + GOLDW[...]E ON [...]A
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Fressingfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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