HAMP-898186: Medieval coin: Cut farthing of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-898186

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn cut silver farthing of Henry III, uncertain moneyer, possibly London mint (probably Class 2a; c. 1248 AD)

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.1 mm
Width: 8.45 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.35 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2008 - Saturday 1st November 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2561

Materials and construction

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

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
Type: Long cross class 2a (N 985/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing (without sceptre)
Obverse inscription: [HENRICV]S REX... (probable curule 'X')
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: ON L
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Amport CP

Spatial coordinates


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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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