SWYOR-48AC33: Medieval coin: cut half penny of Henry III, Class II

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Unique ID: SWYOR-48AC33

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A cut half silver penny of Henry III (1216 - 1272), Voided long cross Class II (1247 - 1272). Only a fragment of the X of Rex can be seen, but it suggests that the coin is Class IIa rather than IIb. Probably minted in Northampton. North number 985.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1247
Date to: Circa AD 1272

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.7 mm
Width: 8.6 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th February 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

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 2a (N 985/1)
Obverse description: Crown and some hair visible only. No sceptre.
Obverse inscription: HE […] TERCI
Reverse description: Voided long cross with 3 pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: […] NNO (RhA)
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Ludford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2288
Four figure Latitude: 53.37478
Four figure longitude: -0.167609
1:25K map: TF2288
1:10K map: TF28NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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