PUBLIC-DAEFEA: Henry III cut farthing front and back

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A medieval silver cut farthing, probably of Henry III (1216-1272 AD), long voided cross, uncertain class, probably 1, dating to the period 1247-1248. Mint and moneyer unclear.

Measurements: 10.44 mm long, 7.12 mm wide, 0.48 thick and 0.1 g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1247
Date to: Circa AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.44 mm
Width: 7.12 mm
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 0.1 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th September 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Henry III, not further defined
Obverse description: Facing bust
Obverse inscription: [+hENRICVS R]EX
Reverse description: Long voided cross with three small pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Tenterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8730
Four figure Latitude: 51.03892387
Four figure longitude: 0.66595086
1:25K map: TQ8730
1:10K map: TQ83SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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