Coin - Penny, John, England, 1205-1210 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 25510

Silver coin; Denomination: Penny
Norwich Mint
John (1199-1216) Plantagenet King of England, brother of Richard I, son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Moneyer: Iohan; Type: Short Cross Penny Class 5b

John is best known for sealing the Magna Carta (and for being the King John of Robin Hood fame). On his coins he continued to use the obverse name Henry - only on his Irish coins does the name John occur. The dating of this issue is still uncertain. Class 5 was initiated with the recoinage in 1205 but the introduction of class 6 may have been as early as 1210 or as late as 1218.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.467 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Holed

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: England
DateEra: 1205 - 1210 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: A crowned bust of the King facing within a line circle, holding a sceptre outside the circle; around; HENRICVS REX
Reverse Description: A short cross voided within a beaded circle, a quatrefoil in each angle; around, IOHAN ON NOR
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King John, England, Great Britain
Mint: Norwich (Mint)
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.164, no.970 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.153, no.1351 Pages

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