SWYOR-140677: Medieval coin; short cross penny of Henry III, Class 7bc

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Unique ID: SWYOR-140677

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A Medieval silver coin; a short cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class 7c-b dating from AD 1222 - 1242. It was struck by IOAN CHIC at Canterbury. It is 17.1mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 1.19g. See North number 978 - 980 on page 223 of Volume I (1994). The coin is struck slightly off flan.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1222
Date to: Circa AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2844

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 classes 7b-c, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS [REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: IOAN CHIC ON CA
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Spalford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8369
Four figure Latitude: 53.21159167
Four figure longitude: -0.75861351
1:25K map: SK8369
1:10K map: SK86NW
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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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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