WMID-8BAF52: Medieval coin: cut long cross halfpenny of Henry III (obverse, reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-8BAF52

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut halfpenny (long cross) of Henry III (1216-1272). Moneyer is Nicole; Canterbury or London mint. Class 5b(2) (1251-1272) (North reference N992/2).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.8 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Weight: 0.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Secondary identifier: Mr Jim Wall

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5b (N 992)
Obverse description: Upper portion of a crowned bust facing with a sceptre to the left. Crown with pellets at the ends and a central element of three pellets joined to the band with a trident shape.
Obverse inscription: HENR(I). N and R ligated. Wedge tailed "R" (see North 1994, p225, fig 17).
Reverse description: Long cross pommee disecting the legend with a pellet in the centre and three pellets in the two extant angles. Coin is cut along two arms of the voided cross.
Reverse inscription: NIC/OLE
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8612
Four figure Latitude: 52.705485
Four figure longitude: -2.208636
1:25K map: SJ8612
1:10K map: SJ81SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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