WAW-FD0E95: Medieval coin: penny of Richard I or John (obverse, reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-FD0E95

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Medieval silver penny of Richard I (AD 1189-99) or John (AD 1199-1216), Group I, class ii (North 972/2) dating from c. AD 1190-pre-1205, moneyer: Halli mint: Rhuddlan. Ref: North 1994: 221.

The coin is struck on a slightly irregular flan and is worn, especially on the obverse.

The coin is 20.62mm in diameter, 0.82mm thick and weighs 1.2g.

Notes:

In contrast to the overall 'short cross' series, the coins of the Rhuddlan mint are rare finds, with fewer than 100 currently recorded by the PAS (April 2021).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1190
Date to: Circa AD 1205

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 20.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th September 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: Rhuddlan
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre dividing the legend.
Obverse inscription: HENRICUS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with four pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [H]ALLI ON RULA (retrograde)
Initial mark: Cross pommee
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1909
Four figure Latitude: 52.67837081
Four figure longitude: -1.7204125
1:25K map: SK1909
1:10K map: SK10NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

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

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