Medieval Voided Short Cross Silver Penny, York Mint c1180-1247


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Denomination: Silver penny

Period: Plantagenets. possibly Henry II. Richard. John or Henry III 

Date: c1180-1247

Origin: York mint

Condition: Fine. but rather double struck on obverse. reverse better

Obverse: Crowned facing bust with five pearls to crown and sceptre to left. legend indistinct

Reverse: Voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter. legend around

Size and Weight: 20mm. 1.32g

Features and Provenance: The voided short cross coinage was issued by four kings: Henry II. Richard I. John and Henry III. All have the name Henry on them as neither Richard or John produced coins in their own names other than in France and Ireland respectively. Clipping of the edge of these coins was a common occurrence (trimmings of silver were taken off and collected)  and to prevent this fraud. the long cross coinage was developed. but of course this didn’t stop the practise entirely.



Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear. all parts of legend etc present. visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief. all parts of legend etc present. but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible






Additional information

Weight50 g


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