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NARC-B57288: NARC-B57288 : Cut Halfpenny : Henry II

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-B57288

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete silver cut Halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272). Class IIIa. Voided long cross reverse with quatrefoil in each quadrant. Minted by Tomas in Northampton. AD 1248-1250.

Length: 13.67mm, Width: 9.04mm, Thickness: 0.97mm, Weight: 0.5g

The metal is missing a section between 11-12 O’clock

North Vol I, P 227, No 987.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.67 mm
Width: 9.04 mm
Thickness: 0.97 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th June 2021

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Northampton
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3a (N 986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VSREX:III'*]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [TOM]/ASO/NN[O/RhA]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Catesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5260
Four figure Latitude: 52.23574537
Four figure longitude: -1.23997038
1:25K map: SP5260
1:10K map: SP56SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 227 987

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