SUSS-12DC57: A Medieval silver short cross cut half penny of uncertain ruler.

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-12DC57

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver short cross cut half penny of Henry II to III, dating to the period AD 1180-1247. Mint possibly Canterbury and moneyer either Roger or Walter. The coin has been bent at a 90 degree angle. It measures 14.3 mm in length, 8.9 mm wide, 0.7 mm thick and weighs 0.54 g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.3 mm
Width: 8.9 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.54 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt
Identified by: Ms Caroline Chestnutt

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICVS [REX...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in remaining two angles.
Reverse inscription: [...]ER ONC [ANT]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Alciston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5005
Four figure Latitude: 50.82511496
Four figure longitude: 0.12834993
1:25K map: TQ5005
1:10K map: TQ50NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting between June 2012 and November 2013.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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