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OXON-4F4FFE: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of of Henry III

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Unique ID: OXON-4F4FFE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of of Henry III (1216-1272), dating to 1250-6. Voided long cross probably Class 5a minted by Nicole at Canterbury. North (1994: 226) No. 991.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1250
Date to: Exactly AD 1256

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th April 2020 - Friday 8th April 2022

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2361

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross classes 5a-c, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: [+h]ENRIC[VS REX III]
Reverse description: Voided Long cross dividing the legend with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: NIC/[OLE/...]/ANT
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Fawler (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3716
Four figure Latitude: 51.84138423
Four figure longitude: -1.46435311
1:25K map: SP3716
1:10K map: SP31NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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: OXON
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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