SWYOR-12A2D8: SWYOR-12A2D8 Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-12A2D8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver voided long cross cut quarter penny (farthing) of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class II or III dating from AD 1248 - 1250. Mint unknown, moneyer probably Nicole.  Length 8.7mm; width 8.1mm, thickness 0.4mm and weight 0.48g. North number 985 - 988.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1248
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.7 mm
Width: 8.1 mm
Thickness: 0.44 mm
Weight: 0.48 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st September 2020 - Wednesday 30th September 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 3734

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 classes without sceptre (1-3), not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing bust
Obverse inscription: [hENRIC]VS RE[X III]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [NIC]OLE [...]
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6620
Four figure Latitude: 52.77356585
Four figure longitude: -1.02311241
1:25K map: SK6620
1:10K map: SK62SE
Grid reference source: From 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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