LON-FC5982: A Medieval silver coin: cut half penny of Henry II (AD1154-1189).

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-FC5982

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin: cut half penny of Henry II (AD1154-1189). Probably Class I (1180-9). Moneyer: Randul from London or Northampton or Norwich. Obverse: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre in right hand Obverse inscription: HENR[ICVS RE]X Reverse: Voided short cross with four quatrefoils in each quarter Reverse inscription: RANDVL[---] Die axis measurement: 10.00 Dimensions: diameter: 18.70mm; weight: 0.60g. Reference: North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 1. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272. Spink: London p. 178

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1154
Date to: AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Felicity Winkley
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: HENR[ICVS RE]X
Reverse description: Voided short cross with four quatrefoils in each quarter
Reverse inscription: RANDVL[---]
Die axis measurement: 10 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: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Capel-le-Ferne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2439
Four figure Latitude: 51.106508
Four figure longitude: 1.198475
1:25K map: TR2439
1:10K map: TR23NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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