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KENT-8289AF: Medieval coin: voided long cross cut farthing Henry III

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Unique ID: KENT-8289AF

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A medieval silver voided long-cross cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), Class 5ci dating to 1251-1272. Moneyer John. London or Canterbury mint. North (1994) no. 993

Measurements: length: 9.6mm; width: 9.9mm; weight: 0.43g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1251
Date to: Circa AD 1272

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.6 mm
Width: 9.9 mm
Weight: 0.43 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
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5c (N 993)
Obverse description: H[ENRICVS REX TERC]I'
Obverse inscription: HE[NRIC]VS REX III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: IOh[...]

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: TQ9825
Four figure Latitude: 50.99033532
Four figure longitude: 0.81992777
1:25K map: TQ9825
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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