LVPL-18D519: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-18D519

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver voided long cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272) Class 5c-5g dating to 1251-75. Moneyer: Willem. Mint: London. Cf. North Vol I, p.227 no.993-997.
Obverse: Crowned bust forwards with sceptre in right hand. Legend: [hENRICV]S REX III 
Reverse: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant. Legend: [WIL]/LEM/ONL/[VND]

Notes:

Finder ref.: 117

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1251
Date to: Circa AD 1275

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th November 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 4 or 5, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust forwards with sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: [hENRICV]S REX III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: [WIL]/LEM/ONL/[VND]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Much Wenlock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 5 months ago

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