HESH-598F77: Medieval Coin: Probable cut halfpenny of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: HESH-598F77

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Silver 'short cross' cut half penny probably of Henry III struck by the moneyer Simon at the mint in Canterbury possibly being Class 6 c due to the style of the serif terminals - not enough of the coin survives to make this identification certain.

North: 976/3

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 7.6 mm
Thickness: 17.7 mm
Weight: 0.65 g

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG 2781

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6c3 (N 976/3)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing - crown formed with a band of five pellet from which a central pelleted cross arises. To one side of the head two curls of hair can be seen formed by a pellet within a . All other detail is lost through cutting. In the inscription the E is barred, closed with serif terminals and R has a flat top.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX]
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a ring of pellets - within each quarter are four pellets conjoined in a saltire cross.
Reverse inscription: SIM[ON .... ON CA]NT
Initial mark: Cross
Die axis measurement: 11 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)
To be known as: Staunton on Wye

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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