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KENT-81FC09: Medieval penny: long cross cut farthing

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Unique ID: KENT-81FC09

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver voided long cross cut farthing of Henry III dating to the period 1247-1272. Uncertain class 1-3. Unknown moneyer and mint. 

Measurements: length: 9.1mm; width: 8.2mm; 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 1247
Date to: Circa AD 1279

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.1 mm
Width: 8.2 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)

Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross classes without sceptre (1-3), not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: [h]ENRI[..] (NR legated)
Reverse description: Long cross dividing three pellets
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS/LVN]/NDE
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

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: TQ9926
Four figure Latitude: 50.99897197
Four figure longitude: 0.83470566
1:25K map: TQ9926
1:10K map: TQ92NE
Grid reference source: From 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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Audit data

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

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