SOM-978FB3: Medieval coin: cut half penny of Henry II

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Unique ID: SOM-978FB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval silver cut half penny of Henry II (1154-1189), short cross class 1ab, minted by Davi at London, c. 1180-1185 AD, North 962/1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1185

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.1 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.47 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20732

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1ab (class 1a*) (N 962/1)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre to left
Obverse inscription: H[ENRICVS R]/EX
Reverse description: Short voided cross pommee with small pommee saltires in quarters
Reverse inscription: + DA[...]ND
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alvediston

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: Monday 2nd April 2012
Updated: Monday 2nd April 2012

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