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IOW-8E1486: IOW-8E1486 Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry III

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-8E1486

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted at London by Henri. Class 3b, 1248-1250 (North 1994: 226, ref: 987). Obverse: hENRICVS REX III; crowned bust facing. Reverse: hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE; voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1248
Date to: Circa AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th January 2011

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-55

Materials and construction

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

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: Long cross class 3b (N 987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX III
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: HEN/RIO/NLV/NDE (ND ligated)
Die axis measurement: 11 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: 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: Club rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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 226 987

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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