HESH-4FE090: Medieval coin: silver cut half penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-4FE090

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver cut half penny of Henry III, Class 3, probably 3c. Mint London, Moneyer: Henri. Struck 1248-1250 AD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.49 g
Diameter: 13.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3c (N 988)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, The crown is formed from a relatively high band with pellet terminals / side fleurs. The hair is formed from crescents with pellets within. The beard if formed from pellets, the eyes are circular, pellet within annulet. In the inscription the S has large seriffs.
Obverse inscription: [HEN]RICVS [REX III]
Reverse description: Divided long cross divides the field and inscription evenly, in each divided quarter are three pellets
Reverse inscription: [HEN]RI ON LV[ND(E?)]
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wigmore

Spatial coordinates


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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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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