IOW-C3B163: Medieval Coin: Cut Farthing of Henry III

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-C3B163

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete long cross cut farthing of Henry III. Class 1b/2 mule with obverse of 1b and reverse of class 2. It probably is Nicole as according to Wren there are known examples of 1b/2 mules minted by Nicole at London and Canterbury. (North only lists Ion at Canterbury as minting mules of this type). North 1994, 226, refs. 984-985/2.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.3 mm
Width: 8.3 mm
Weight: 0.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2009-1-145

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 2, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HE[ ]G
Reverse description: Long cross voided dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: ]/OLE/[ (Nicole)
Initial mark: Crescent
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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