LANCUM-7387C3: Medieval coin: Short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: LANCUM-7387C3

Object type certainty: Certain
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Cut short cross halfpenny of Henry III dating from c. AD1222-29. Class 7b1, minted at Canterbury by an unknown moneyer.


Rev: +[... ON]CANTE

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1222
Date to: Circa AD 1229

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.65 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

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 7b (N 979)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HE[NRICVS R/E]X
Reverse description: Voided short cross with pellets in angles
Reverse inscription: +[... ON]CANTE
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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