IOW-83CE05: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-83CE05

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver long cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Henri at London. Class 5b2, 1250-1256 (North 1994: 227, ref: 992/2).

Obverse: hENRICVS REX III; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: hEN/RIO/NLV/DEN (EN EN ligated); Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 17.7mm. Weight: 1.31g. DA=12:7.

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 1256

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.31 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th September 2017 - Friday 8th September 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: IOW2017-7-317

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 5b (N 992)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX III
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: HEN/RIO/NLV/DEN (EN EN ligated)
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Updated: Thursday 7th December 2017

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