SF-88F713: Coin: Cut voided long cross halfpenny, Henry III, possibly Class 8b

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Unique ID: SF-88F713

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cut silver voided short cross halfpenny of Henry III, probably Class 8b, perhaps 8b2, c.1242-1247 AD (Wren, 1992: p. 64).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1242
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17.78 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

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 8b (formerly 8b1 and 2: N 981/1-2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within an inner circle, two hair curls with pellets, annulet eyes, beard of curved strokes
Obverse inscription: H[]R-EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross, pellets in each angle of the cross, all within an inner circle.
Reverse inscription: []E:ON [L?...] (triple row of pellets between moneyer and ON)
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Lakenheath

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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