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Unique ID: HAMP-808873

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A worn silver later 12th-century medieval cut halfpenny of Henry II struck by the moneyer Osber in London. This combination of mint and moneyer allows for a classification as Class 1b (Wren 1992, 30) and a dating between 1180 and c. 1189.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Length: 19.15 mm
Width: 10.7 mm
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 0.725 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2101

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: London [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: + OSB[ER ON L]VND
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry II (Class 1b)

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: West Sussex
District: Chichester
To be known as: Duncton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Friday 2nd March 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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