HESH-0828A1: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-0828A1

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A silver long cross penny of Henry III (1216-72), Class Vg / 5g (1258-1265) struck by the moneyer Henri at the mint in London


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1258
Date to: Circa AD 1265

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.29 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Object Entry Form: HFDMG: 4102

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5g (N 997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sceptre that interrupts the inscription; crown formed with a thick band with low lying central lis and pellet end terminals;The hair is depicted with two crescent curls either side, central pellet chin with beard shown as two rows of pellets; round annulet eyes with pellet centres and neck depicted by two lines. Sceptre has simple lis terminal formed of three pellets. In the inscription the R is distinctive with wedge shape but drooping tail, the X has a wavy axis; the NR are ligated
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX III
Reverse description: Voided long cross divides the field and inscription; within each quarter three pellets. In the inscription the EN and ND are ligated
Reverse inscription: HENRI ON LVNDE
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stapleton

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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