SWYOR-1F74E0: A short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-1F74E0

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A Medieval silver coin: a short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216 - 72), class 7a (AD 1217 - 1222), Bury St Edmunds mint, moneyer Norman. It is 15.8mm long, 8.1mm wide and 0.9mm thick. It weighs 0.75gm.

Reference: North, volume 1, number 978

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1217
Date to: Exactly AD 1222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.8 mm
Width: 8.1 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.75 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th March 2013 - Saturday 9th March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form number 2323

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: Bury St. Edmunds
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 7a (N 978)
Obverse description: A forward facing, crowned bust of the king with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC]VS RE[X]
Reverse description: A voided short cross pommee with a quatrefoil in each angle.
Reverse inscription: NOR[MAN ON S]AN
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Coddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8353
Four figure Latitude: 53.0678021
Four figure longitude: -0.7627516
1:25K map: SK8353
1:10K map: SK85SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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