WMID-04B7F5: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: WMID-04B7F5

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Medieval coin: A complete struck / hammered cut half penny, probably of Henry III (1216 - 1272), probably minted by Giffrei in London between 1222 and 1236 AD. Probably Class 7b. The obverse has been double struck.

Length: 16.83mm
Width: 8.33mm
Thickness: 1.0mm
Weight: 0.5 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.83 mm
Width: 8.33 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle
Secondary identifier: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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: Short cross class 7b (N 979)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing forwards
Obverse inscription: HENR [ ]
Reverse description: Voided short cross
Reverse inscription: GIFF [ ]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Penkridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9113
Four figure Latitude: 52.71458164
Four figure longitude: -2.1346643
1:25K map: SJ9113
1:10K map: SJ91SW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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