SOM-0BE254: Medieval Coin: silver cut halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: SOM-0BE254

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A Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to AD 1251-1272. Voided long cross penny of class 5g - i, minted in London. Uncertain moneyer. North (1994: 227), nos. 997-999.

Although there is no surviving detail to definitively seperate between the above groups, this coin is probably class 5g given that the workmanship does not appear crude enough for class 5h-i.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1251
Date to: Circa AD 1272

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.73 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd September 2016 - Sunday 25th September 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Muchelney Sep 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019058

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5g (N 997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust forward holding a sceptre with "III" of inscription between it's tip and the hand. Oval eyes with pellet centre.
Obverse inscription: [hENRICVS] REX III (X with one curled line, R with rounded kick at base of tail)
Reverse description: Voided long cross with 3 pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: [...]/ ON L/ VND (O & N litigated, N & D litigated)
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Muchelney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4323
Four figure Latitude: 51.00355008
Four figure longitude: -2.8137358
1:25K map: ST4323
1:10K map: ST42SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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