HESH-701D4F: Medieval: cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: HESH-701D4F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut half penny of moneyer Will... struck at the mint in London - most probably Class 5b

North: 992

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1205
Date to: Circa AD 1207

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Object Entry Form: SHRMS E.00556

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 5b, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned head facing with sceptre left. Hair formed from pellets and crescents / curls.In the inscription the E is distinctive and the X is formed like that of class 5c
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS R]EX
Reverse description: Short cross divides the field; within each quarter four pellets conjoined to form a saltire. VN in inscription ligated
Reverse inscription: WIL[... O]N LVN
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wye Valley

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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