LANCUM-2F5EE6: Medieval coin: Cut short cross halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: LANCUM-2F5EE6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver cut halfpenny, probably of Henry III (1216-72); Short Cross type, probably 7a or 7b given reading of the moneyer (see below) c. 1222-1242; Mint: Canterbury; North 979 or 980. .

Moneyers minting at Canterbury ending in [...]VN are H/Ivn and SALEMVN. Judging from the spacing available on the coin, SALEMVN appears the more probable choice.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1217
Date to: Circa AD 1236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross classes 7b-c, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, sceptre left
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross
Reverse inscription: [SALEM]VNONCA
Initial mark: none
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Longtown

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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