Penny of Henry II

This is another coin from the collection of detecting finds built up by John Lashmar. It’s a voided short cross penny of Henry II.

I can’t be absolutely certain due to some weak areas but the coin is most likely to be class Ib of Henry II. On the reverse the legend reads +ISAC ON EVERWI, so Isac is the moneyer and York is the mint.

Valuation

The obverse is only about Fine but the reverse is much better. York isn’t a particularly rare mint for Henry II but it turns up much less frequently than London. Despite the weakness on the obverse, to a specialist in voided short cross pennies this coin should be worth around £60.

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