HAMP-808873: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry II (Class 1b)

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Unique ID: HAMP-808873

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A worn silver later 12th-century medieval cut halfpenny of Henry II struck by the moneyer Osber in London. This combination of mint and moneyer allows for a classification as Class 1b (Wren 1992, 30) and a dating between 1180 and c. 1189.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.15 mm
Width: 10.7 mm
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 0.725 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th February 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2101

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Short cross voided with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: + OSB[ER ON L]VND
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Duncton CP

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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