SWYOR-87F442: a medieval coin: a cut half penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-87F442

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A medieval silver coin: a cut half penny of Henry III (1216-72), class 7b. The mint and moneyer are unidentified. It is 16.5mm long, 8mm wide and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 0.51gm.

For reference, see North, volume 1, number 979.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1222
Date to: Circa AD 1236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.8 mm
Width: 8 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.51 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1703

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
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 7b (N 979)
Obverse description: A forward facing, crowned bust of the king , with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [HE]NRI[CVS REX]
Reverse description: A voided short cross pommee with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9119
Four figure Latitude: 53.659581
Four figure longitude: -0.624424
1:25K map: SE9119
1:10K map: SE91NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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