WAW-A864A7: Medieval: Henry III cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: WAW-A864A7

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A complete silver cut halfpenny probably of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272) minted between c. AD 1217 - 1242. Probably Class 7. Mint of Canterbury.

North 978 - 980.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1212
Date to: Circa AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 16.51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st July 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Freeman
Identified by: Miss Emily Freeman

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
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 7, not further defined
Obverse description: Front facing bust with three curls of hair on the right side and hand holding sceptre on left; the sceptre splits the legend R - EX.
Obverse inscription: [HENR]ICVS R[EX]
Reverse description: Short voided cross with quatrefoils in the two remaining quarters.
Reverse inscription: IVN ON [...]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2940
Four figure Latitude: 52.05762809
Four figure longitude: -1.57845151
1:25K map: SP2940
1:10K map: SP24SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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