BERK-06FFE7: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry II

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Unique ID: BERK-06FFE7

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A silver cut-halfpenny of Henry II (AD 1154-1189) probably struck by Alain in York between AD 1180-1189. Probably Class 1b, North 963.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.085

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRICV[S ...]
Reverse description: Short cross
Reverse inscription: [AL]AIN ON E(...)
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Welford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3974
Four figure Latitude: 51.46363512
Four figure longitude: -1.4399954
1:25K map: SU3974
1:10K map: SU37SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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