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NARC-1F0459: NARC-1F0459 : Cut Halfpenny : Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-1F0459

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete cut Half Penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272). Class IIb. Voided long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant. Minted by Willem in Oxford. AD 1248.

Length: 17.26mm, Width: 8.31mm, Thickness: 0.91mm, Weight: 0.6g

North Vol I, P 226, No 985/2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.26 mm
Width: 8.31 mm
Thickness: 0.91 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Personal details

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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: Oxford
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 2b (N 985/2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRI[CVSREXTE]RCI
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [WIL/]LEM/ONO/[XON]
Die axis measurement: 6 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: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Beachampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7737
Four figure Latitude: 52.02608031
Four figure longitude: -0.87915232
1:25K map: SP7737
1:10K map: SP73NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 226 985/2

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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