PUBLIC-2EC565: Medieval coin: Cut farthing of Henry III (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-2EC565

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272). Long cross Class 3 (North 986-988) dating to 1248-1250. Minted by Henri at uncertain mint.

The coin is 9.5mm in length, 0.6mm in thickness and weighs 0.353 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.353 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th July 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Rod Blunt

Other reference numbers

Other reference: UKDFD 14437

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust of king facing
Obverse inscription: H[ENRICVS RE]X . III
Reverse description: Long cross voided dividing the legend with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [hEN]RI O/[N...]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Find number: WAW-4BF272
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Medieval coin: cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272) minted in an uncertain mint between 1248 and 1250. Class 3; North Nos. 986-988.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WAW-CA38E6
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
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Find number: WAW-410C4B
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Medieval coin: cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272) minted in possibly London between 1248 and 1250. Class 3a-c. North Nos. 986-988.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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