DOR-4476FA: Medieval coin: Long cross penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: DOR-4476FA

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A voided long-cross silver penny of Henry III dating to. Class Vg. Minted by Gilbert in Canterbury.
Diameter 18.44 cm, Thickness 0.67 mm, Weight 1.22 g
Die axis: 5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1258
Date to: Circa AD 1265

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.67 mm
Weight: 1.22 g
Diameter: 18.44 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rachel Mowbray
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019448

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5g (N 997)
Obverse description: Facing bust , crowned, holding sceptre in right hand. Pellet beard. Oval eyes, plain band to the crown with a low central fleur, pellets flanking the chin.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS [R]EX [III]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with pellets in the angles
Reverse inscription: GILBERT ON CAN
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bournemouth (Unitary Authority)
District: Bournemouth (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Talbot and Branksome Woods (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ0892
Four figure Latitude: 50.72756629
Four figure longitude: -1.88802094
1:25K map: SZ0892
1:10K map: SZ02SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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