SOM-EB0D06: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-EB0D06

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to c. AD 1218-1236. Short cross Class 7aD or 7bA. Minted in London by Ilger. North (1994: 222-223) no. 978 or 979.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1218
Date to: Exactly AD 1236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.04 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Saturday 4th March 2017

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: 017349

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: Short cross class 7a (N 978)
Obverse description: Crude chinless crowned bust facing holding sceptre left, 3/3 hair curls with no pellets.
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICVS R/E[X]
Reverse description: Voided short cross pommee with quatrefoil/pommee saltire in each quarter
Reverse inscription: ILGE[R ON LV]ND
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Cerne Abbas CP

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

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

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