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OXON-784582: Medieval coin: penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: OXON-784582

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A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272) voided short cross Class 8c (formerly class 8b3) dating from AD 1244-1247. Struck by Nichole at London. North (1994: 223) No. 981/3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1244
Date to: Exactly AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.27 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th July 2020 - Tuesday 6th July 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 8c (formerly 8b3: N 981/3)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R-EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: NICHOLE . ON . LVN
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Faringdon and The Coxwells (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2994
Four figure Latitude: 51.64405671
Four figure longitude: -1.58229539
1:25K map: SU2994
1:10K map: SU29SE
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: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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