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Penny of Henry II

This find came in from Dr David Baker. It’s a Henry II voided short cross penny, which has been reported and recorded on the database of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

The penny is an example of class 1c. On the reverse the legend reads +ALAIN ON – – RD, so Alain is the moneyer and Carlisle the mint. Carlisle is the rarest mint for Henry II voided short cross pennies.  


There is a small weak area on the reverse but the coin is otherwise in Fine condition. Sadly, it has a noticeable bend, which extends vertically across the obverse.

Without the bend I’d have said more but with it my highest valuation range would be £40-50.

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