KENT-EFCEED: Medieval coin: voided long cross cut farthing Henry III

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A medieval silver voided long-cross cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), Class 1a-2b dating to 1251-1248. Unknown moneyer. Canterbury mint. North no 983-999.

Measurements: length: 8.71mm; width: 8.44mm; weight: 0.37g

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 1272

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.71 mm
Width: 8.44 mm
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 0.37 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS REX ...]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS]/CAN/[TOR]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Brookland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9925
Four figure Latitude: 50.98999073
Four figure longitude: 0.83415817
1:25K map: TQ9925
1:10K map: TQ92NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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