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NMGW-BAFCDA: Medieval coin: penny of Henry III

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A silver voided long cross penny of Henry III dating to the period AD 1265-1275. Class 5h. Voided long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant. Mint of London, moneyer Renaud. Diameter 18mm, weight 1.48g.

Evidence of reuse: clipped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 18 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2022.12.1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5h (N 998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVSREX·/III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: REN/AVD/ONL/VND
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Great Witley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7764
Four figure Latitude: 52.27366564
Four figure longitude: -2.33850084
1:25K map: SO7764
1:10K map: SO76SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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