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Unique ID: SOM-149374

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver cut farthing of Henry III (AD 1216-72). Unclear class and moneyer, possibly minted at Canterbury. 

Obv. [hENR]ICVS[...], crowned bust facing

Rev. [...]ON C[...], voided long cross with three pellets in quarter

Diameter: 11.46mm, 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
Weight: 0.36 g
Diameter: 11.46 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 019602

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: [hENR]ICVS[...]
Reverse description: Voided long cross, three pellets in quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]ON C[...]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Bishop's Lydeard (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST1827
Four figure Latitude: 51.0364863
Four figure longitude: -3.17087295
1:25K map: ST1827
1:10K map: ST12NE
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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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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