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NARC-DB3D8A: NARC-DB3D8A : Penny : Henry III

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Unique ID: NARC-DB3D8A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver Penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272). Class 8b3. Short cross reverse with quatrefoil in each quadrant. Minted by Nichole in London. AD 1244-1247.

Diameter: 19.05mm, Thickness: 1.00mm, Weight: 1.2g

North Vol I, P 223, No 981/3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1244
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.05 mm

Personal details

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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
Obverse inscription: HENR[ICVS]R/EX
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: NICh[OLEO]NLVN
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: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Leckhampstead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7238
Four figure Latitude: 52.03573994
Four figure longitude: -0.95180252
1:25K map: SP7238
1:10K map: SP73NW
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 223 981/3

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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