WMID-1E82F9: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry III, minted in Newcastle

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-1E82F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216 to AD 1272), dating to the period AD 1248 to AD 1250. Minted in Newcastle. Moneyer uncertain. Class IIIa-c. C.f. North vol 1, p. 226, no 986-988.

Diameter: 16.9 mm
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1248
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.7 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd March 2020 - Sunday 22nd March 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Newcastle
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HEN[ ]X III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: NNE/WEC
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Rushock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8870
Four figure Latitude: 52.3279592
Four figure longitude: -2.17750571
1:25K map: SO8870
1:10K map: SO87SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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