BUC-A7C47C: Medieval coin: penny of John or Henry

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Unique ID: BUC-A7C47C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver medieval cut half penny of either John or Henry III, dating to 1208-1242 AD. Minted in Canterbury by the moneyer Henri. Class 6b2-7c.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1208
Date to: Circa AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.4 mm
Width: 9.1 mm
Weight: 0.64 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th September 2017

Personal details

Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4772

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC [...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...] RI.ON.CA [...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8042
Four figure Latitude: 52.0706002
Four figure longitude: -0.83426877
1:25K map: SP8042
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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