SWYOR-3D64F1: Medieval coin; penny of henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-3D64F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin; a short cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 7aD dating from AD 1217 - 1222. It was struck by Henry at Canterbury. See North Volume 1 (1994), number 978 on page 222. The coin is 18.3mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 1.25g.

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
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Thursday 30th April 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2663

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
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 with sceptre, no pellets in the hair curls and no chin.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: HENRI ON CANT
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Ackworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4519
Four figure Latitude: 53.66555248
Four figure longitude: -1.32043485
1:25K map: SE4519
1:10K map: SE41NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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