SUSS-774436: A silver short cross penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: SUSS-774436

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A worn and bent silver Medieval short cross penny of Henry III, class 7b-7c dating to AD 1222-1242. Moneyer GIFFREI, London mint. As North (1991) Vol I: nos: 979/980.

Diameter: 17.10mm; thickness: 0.65mm; weight: 1.08g. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1222
Date to: Circa AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

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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 classes 7b-c, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre dividing legend.
Obverse inscription: [+HEN]RI[CVS R/EX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoils in each angle
Reverse inscription: [...]IFFRE[...]
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Denmead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6612
Four figure Latitude: 50.90371041
Four figure longitude: -1.06275293
1:25K map: SU6612
1:10K map: SU61SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
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Updated: 7 months ago

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