HESH-165658: Medieval Coin: Cut halfpenny of John or Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-165658

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver cut half penny of either King John or Henry III. It is likely that this cut half is of Class which spans the reigns of John and Henry. The other deciding factors are missing due to the nature of the coin. It is likely that the coin was minted between 1209 and 1217. The mint is London; the moneyer cannot be made out due to the nature of the coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1209
Date to: AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.68 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: The coin is cut diagonally between the top right and bottom left corners. All that remains of the crowned head facing is the top of the crown and the sceptre. The crown is formed from a band of five pearls with a low central cross. The hair is formed from two curls each with central pellets. The central design and the inscription are separated by a continuous ill-defined circle. In the inscription the Es are closed and the X is small and is formed with rounded corners.
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS R]EX
Reverse description: The centre of the coin is divided by a cross. In each divided quarter are four conjoined pellets forming an irregular quatrefoil. In the inscription the E is closed and the N and D are conjoined. The parts of the inscription are separated by pellets.
Reverse inscription: [… O]N LVNDE
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Telford and Wrekin area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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