COIN

Unique ID: WILT-C0AA33

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-72), long cross coinage class 5g. Measures 16.5mm, weighs 0.50g, exceedingly worn.

Obverse: Crowned bust facing
Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
RIC ARD [...] AR are ligatured

Mint: Canterbury, class 5g

Moneyer: Ricard

Date: 1251-72

Reference: North 997

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1251
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1272
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th November 2011 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Entry Form No. 3822

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5g (N 997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: RIC ARD [...] AR are ligatured

Coin references

No coin references available.

WILT-C0AA33: Medieval coin : Cut halfpenny of Henry III

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Swindon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Monday 16th April 2012
Updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012 by Katie Hinds

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