WILT-7E7645: A Medieval (c.1180-9) Coin: Halfpenny of Henry II (1154-89)

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Unique ID: WILT-7E7645

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A Medieval (c.1180-9) silver cut halfpenny (short cross coinage, class 1) of Henry II (1154-89) measuring 17mm, and weighing 0.55g (8.6gn). The cut halfpenny is both crude and worn.

Obverse: Crowned bust facing, with sceptre + [HENRIC]VS R EX.
Reverse: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter +HVG [ ]EBV.

Mint: York
Moneyer: Hugo
Reference: North 962

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jordan Blake
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC]VS R EX
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: +HVG [ ]EBV

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Edington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9253
Four figure Latitude: 51.27608829
Four figure longitude: -2.11607213
1:25K map: ST9253
1:10K map: ST95SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 962

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