WMID-63CA13: Medieval coin: Cut penny of Henry III, class 7 (possibly) (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-63CA13

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A complete silver cut halfpenny, shortcross type, of Henry II (1154-89) or Henry III (1216-72). Possibly class 7 (North ref. 978-980) (c.1217/8-c.1242) of Henry III. Canterbury mint, moneyer not stated on the cut halfpence.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1217
Date to: Circa AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.6 mm
Width: 9.4 mm
Weight: 0.71 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

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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)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 7, not further defined
Obverse description: Right hand side of a bust facing, crowned. Two larger and one smaller curl to the hair on the right hand side of the bust, without pellets.
Obverse inscription: [hE]NRIC(VS R)[EX]
Reverse description: Half of a short cross voided with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: ON CANT(). There is no pellet after the N of ON.
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: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Drayton Bassett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1800
Four figure Latitude: 52.597498
Four figure longitude: -1.735691
1:25K map: SK1800
1:10K map: SK10SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-E69616
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A complete silver short cross cut farthing of Henry III. Probably class 7, AD 1217/8-c. 1242 (North 1994, 222-23, refs. 978-980).
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Find number: LVPL-266322
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Silver short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-72), possibly Class 7, dating to c.1217-42. North no. 978-980
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Find number: WILT-FC1469
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III, dating to the period AD 1217-1242. Short-cross type, class VII. Canterbury mint. North: 978-980.
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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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