Coin - Penny, Henry II, England, 1158-1180 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 110

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Canterbury Mint
Henry II (1154-1189) Plantagenet King of England, Great-grandson of William the Conqueror; also Count of Anjou, Maine and Nantes, Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony Normandy
Type: Cross and Crosslets Penny (Tealby type)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Width)
Weight: 1.409 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Crudely struck on roughly square flan.

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Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1158-1180 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: A crowned bust of the King facing, holding a sceptre over his right shoulder, the + at the beginning of the legend and the letter R can be seen.
Reverse Description: A large cross potent with a smal cross potent in each angle; around, the letter O can be seen on each side of the cross.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Irregular
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Henry II, England, Great Britain
Mint: Canterbury (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.162, no.957 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.151 Pages

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