SWYOR-14B57D: Medieval coin; cut half penny of Henry III, Class 7a

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-14B57D

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A silver Medieval coin; a cut half penny of Henry III (1216 - 1272), probably Class 7a which dates from AD 1217 - 1222. It was minted at Canterbury. See North number 978. The letter A is distinctive. One corner of the coin is missing. It is 17mm diameter, 8.9mm wide and 0.7mm thick. 0.54g.

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: Circa AD 1222

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17 mm
Width: 8.9 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.54 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st September 2014 - Sunday 21st September 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2383

Materials and construction

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

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 class 7a (N 978)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust holding sceptre. Two hair curls on left side with pellets.
Obverse inscription: H[ENRICV](S)R-EX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: [...](C)ANTE
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Wighill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4746
Four figure Latitude: 53.90803348
Four figure longitude: -1.28606245
1:25K map: SE4746
1:10K map: SE44NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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