OXON-8ED6FA: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Richard I

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-8ED6FA

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A very worn Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Richard I (AD 1189-1199) dating to AD 1189-1199. Voided short cross class 2-4a. Minted by Osber (Osbern) at an unclear mint. North (1994: 220) No.965-968/1.

The coin has a small crack turned hole at 7 o'clock as seen on the obverse.

Notes:

This find was recorded by images and information provided by the finder, not seen by the FLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1189
Date to: Exactly AD 1199

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.56 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th February 2021 - Saturday 27th February 2021

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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: Richard I of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Richard I, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: OS[...]ES
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Garsington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5701
Four figure Latitude: 51.70485326
Four figure longitude: -1.17653897
1:25K map: SP5701
1:10K map: SP50SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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