SUSS-F98AE2: Medieval coin : Henry II cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: SUSS-F98AE2

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

A silver cut and damaged halfpenny of Henry II. The coin survives in two pieces and 25% of the cut half has been broken off.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1154
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.36 mm
Weight: 0.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th March 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Ms Liz Walker

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left - holding sceptre.
Obverse inscription: H[ENRI---] REX
Reverse description: Short cross with four pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: Illegible.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
To be known as: Udimore

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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