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A very worn and intentionally folded silver Medieval short cross penny, most likely of Henry III and class 6-7, dating to 1216-1247. Moneyer ROGER, probably Canterbury mint.


The coin has been intentionally folded, possibly as a charm, pledge or as part of what was known as the "English Custom", whereby coins were folded during the act of prayer.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1216
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th June 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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Henry III, short cross, not further defined
Reverse inscription: +ROGER O(N)[...]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sutton Veny (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8942
Four figure Latitude: 51.1771273
Four figure longitude: -2.15873885
1:25K map: ST8942
1:10K map: ST84SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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