BERK-7E5D4D: Medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Henry II obverse

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Unique ID: BERK-7E5D4D

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A worn silver cut-halfpenny of Henry II (AD 1154-1189), probably Class 1b, therefore dating to the period AD 1180-1185. Mint of London. Unknown moneyer. North 963.


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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 1185

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th April 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at Metal Detectives at Wilden, Beds

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.201

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRICV[S...]
Reverse description: Short cross with quartefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: (...O)N . LVNDI
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ravensden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0756
Four figure Latitude: 52.19186824
Four figure longitude: -0.43609637
1:25K map: TL0756
1:10K map: TL05NE
Grid reference source: From 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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Recording Institution: BERK
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Updated: 4 years ago

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