WMID-3BCE26: Medieval coin: Cut half penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-3BCE26

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete struck / hammered cut half silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216 to AD 1272), minted in London by an unknown moneyer, probably between AD 1256 and AD 1258. Probably Class Vf.

Diameter: 18.34 mm
Width: 9.00 mm
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1256
Date to: Circa AD 1258

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 18.34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th August 2012 - Monday 27th August 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: 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: Long cross class 5f (N 996)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing forward, with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HE[ ]III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [ ]ON L VND
Initial mark: not present
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Riseley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0364
Four figure Latitude: 52.264527
Four figure longitude: -0.492157
1:25K map: TL0364
1:10K map: TL06SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting on a rally

References cited

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