HAMP-243E52: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry III (Class 8c)

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Unique ID: HAMP-243E52

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A worn and clipped mid 13th-century silver medieval cut halfpenny of Henry III, probably struck by the moneyer Nichole at Canterbury mint (Short voided cross Class 8c; 1244-1247 AD)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1244
Date to: Exactly AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.95 mm
Width: 7.3 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th February 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2882

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 8c (formerly 8b3: N 981/3)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: [h]ENRICVS [REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross dividing the inner field into quarters; small cross pommee in each angle
Reverse inscription: + [...O]N CA
Initial mark: (Cross pommee)
Die axis measurement: 8 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)
Parish or ward: Nether Wallop (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2835
Four figure Latitude: 51.113613
Four figure longitude: -1.601378
1:25K map: SU2835
1:10K map: SU23NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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