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KENT-660B58: Medieval coin: short cross cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: KENT-660B58

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A complete but worn medieval silver short cross cut halfpenny of Richard I dating to the period 1189-11190. Class 2. Minted by Raul at London. North (1964) no.965.

Measurements: Diameter: 19.1mm; weight: 0.57g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

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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: Richard I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 2 (N 965)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust with sceptre dividing legend
Obverse inscription: H[ENRICVS REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: +RAV[L.ON.LVNDE]

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Otterden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9454
Four figure Latitude: 51.25216061
Four figure longitude: 0.77859517
1:25K map: TQ9454
1:10K map: TQ95SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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