IOW-19CE4C: Medieval Coin: Cut Farthing of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-19CE4C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete Medieval silver long cross cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Nicole. Class 5 (not further defined), 1250-1275 (North 1994: 226-227, refs: 991/1-999).

Obverse: hE[NRICVS REX III], Crowned bust facing with sceptre;

Reverse: NIC[ ]/[ ]/[ ]; Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Length: 8.1; width: 7.9mm. Weight: 0.22g.

One corner of the coin has been deliberately cut.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1250
Date to: Exactly AD 1275

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.1 mm
Width: 7.9 mm
Weight: 0.22 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th October 2017 - Thursday 26th October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-285

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HE[NRICVS REX III]
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: NIC[ ]/[ ]/[ ]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Updated: 7 months ago

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