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NLM-721892: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-721892

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

Silver coin. Cut long cross halfpenny or farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), class 1a issue of 1247; possibly moneyer Willem.

Obverse description: Facing bust with straight crown band; initial star.

Obverse inscription: hE(---)ERCI

Reverse description: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle.

Reverse inscription: (--)LEM/ONW(--)

Diameter: 17.6mm, Weight: 0.53gms, die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1247
Date to: Exactly AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th May 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM46587

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 1a (N 983)
Obverse description: Facing bust with straight crown band
Obverse inscription: HE(---)ERC
Reverse description: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: (--)LEM/ONW(--)
Initial mark: star
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Burwell

Spatial coordinates


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: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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