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Shakespeare Connected - Shakespeare’s New Place: Artefacts and Inhabitants

Silver Penny (12th to 13th Century) (Context 7018, Season 3)

A clipped half of a short cross penny dating to 1180-1247. As no other smaller round coinage was produced until 1279, the penny could be cut into halves and quarters to make halfpennies and farthings. This example would have been owned and traded by the occupants of the 13th-century building that was destroyed to make way for the construction of New Place.


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