Medieval England King John Silver Penny class 5b London

Medieval England King John Silver Penny class 5b London

Code: 12406

£185.00 Approx $234.18, €215.87
 

This is a medieval silver penny of King John of England, struck at the London Mint between 1205 - 1207 AD.

Obverse: ҺЄNRICVS RЄX (King Henry) Legend around crowned facing bust, holding sceptre.

Reverse:  +BENEIT ON LVN (Benedict of London) Legend around voided cross, with four pellets in angles.

It is an excellent example in VF condition of a good weight. 

DENOMINATION: Penny

CULTUREMedieval England

MONARCH: King John

DATE: 1199 - 1216 AD (this class minted between 1205 - 1207 AD)

MATERIALSilver

SIZE: 19mm diameter

WEIGHT: 1.48 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink 1351

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Strasbourg. France.