IOW-5F52D1: IOW-5F52D1 Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5F52D1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and possibly clipped Medieval silver short cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Nichole at London. Class 8a, 1242-1243 (North 1994: 223, ref: 981).

Obverse: hENRICVS R[ ]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre

Reverse: (cross pattée) NIChOLE ON LVN; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant

Diameter: 16.4mm. Weight: 1.07g. DA=12:10-11.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1242
Date to: Exactly AD 1243

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th June 2013

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-5-108

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
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 8a (N 981)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS R[ ]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: (cross pattée) NIChOLE ON LVN
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 223 981

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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