This is a medieval silver penny of King John of England, struck at the Winchester Mint between 1199 - 1216 AD.
Obverse: ҺЄNRICVS RЄX (King Henry) Legend around crowned facing bust, holding sceptre.
Reverse: +MILES ON WINCE (Miles of Winchester) Legend around voided cross, with four pellets in angles.
It is an excellent example of this scarce mint well struck in VF condition and of good weight.
CULTURE: Medieval England
MONARCH: King John
DATE: 1199 - 1216 AD
SIZE: 18mm diameter
WEIGHT: 1.43 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Spink 1352
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Strasbourg. France.
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