HESH-4B4706: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-4B4706

Object type certainty: Certain
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A poorly struck penny of Henry III (1247-1279) struck at the mint of Illchester by the moneyer Stephe between 1248 and 1250. Class III (which cannot be further refined due to condition of the coin)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.31 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2282

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Decoration style: Geometric
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Ilchester
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. In the inscription the ENR seems to be ligatured. The R is indictinct but possibly has a wedges foot.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX III
Reverse description: Long cross divides the field and inscription, in each quarter three pellets
Reverse inscription: STEPRE ON [IV]EL
Initial mark: Star and crescent
Die axis measurement: 6 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)
Parish or ward: Weobley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3951
Four figure Latitude: 52.15389448
Four figure longitude: -2.89301772
1:25K map: SO3951
1:10K map: SO35SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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