DENO-885700: Medieval coin; cut farthing of Henry III.

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Unique ID: DENO-885700

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Medieval coin; silver cut farthing Henry III, London mint, unknown moneyer, Class Vb or Vc (from crown & orientation of legend & wedge tailed R), 1251-72. North (1994, 'English Hammered Coinage Vol I) no.992/2 & 993; Wren (1993, 'The Voided Long-Cross Coinage 1247-1279') pp58-9. Length 9.62mm, width 8.26mm, weight 0.23g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1251
Date to: AD 1272

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.62 mm
Width: 8.26 mm
Weight: 0.23 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2006

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E5183

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust of king holding sceptre - top middle-right of head only. The central fleur of the crown seperates the E & N of HENRICVS, and is made up of three pellets with lines linking them to the plain band which has a pellet as the side fleur.
Obverse inscription: [H]ENRI[CVS REX III] (insciption starts at 10 o'clock, N&R ligated, wedge tailed R)
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: [...ON LV]NDE (N&D ligated, closed E)

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Brill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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 p227, no.992/2 & no.993
Wren, C.R. 1993 The Voided Long-Cross Coinage 1247-1279: Henry III & Edward I Herne Bay Plantagenet Books p.58-9

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Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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