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PUBLIC-61B865: PUBLIC-61B865 cut quarter by the moneyer Ilger

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-61B865

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver short cross cut quarter penny (farthing) of Henry III (1216-72) by the moneyer Ilger from the London mint. (Ilger struck coins of classes 5b -7b for both monarchs during the period c.1204-42). The obverse is generally illegible, though the lack of pellets in the hair however would point to a class 7. Dating thuse possibly 1217-1236. The reverse depicting a short cross with a quatrefoil of pellets in the angle and an inscription of +ILG[ER ON LVND/E]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1217
Date to: Circa AD 1236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.8 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th December 2021

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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
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 7, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust with sceptre dividing legend.
Obverse inscription: [hENR]IC[VS.REX]
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil of pellets in the angle
Reverse inscription: +ILG[ER ON LVND/E]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Near Sandwich

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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