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OXON-D13ABA: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-D13ABA

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

A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), Voided long cross class 3a-4ab dating to AD 1248-51. Minted by Gilbertat Canterbury. North (1994: 227) No. 986-989/1. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1248
Date to: Exactly AD 1251

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.7 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th May 2020 - Saturday 16th May 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2556

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Henry III, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[S REX II]I
Reverse description: Long cross voided with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: GIL/BER / [...]
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Westbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6237
Four figure Latitude: 52.02795661
Four figure longitude: -1.09774138
1:25K map: SP6237
1:10K map: SP63NW
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. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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