HAMP-4953F3: Medieval coin: Penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-4953F3

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A worn, clipped and slightly bent silver 13th-century medieval penny of Henry III, struck by an uncertain moneyer at the London mint (c. 1242 - 1247 AD; Short voided cross Class 8b2)

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1242
Date to: AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.4 mm
Width: 13.05 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.01 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th March 2009

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: E2661

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 8b (formerly 8b1 and 2: N 981/1-2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HE[N]RI[CVS REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross dividing the inner field into four; small cross pommee in each angle
Reverse inscription: + [...] ON LVN
Die axis measurement: 5 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: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6433
Four figure Latitude: 51.092748
Four figure longitude: -1.087497
1:25K map: SU6433
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers USA Tour 2009
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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