LIN-5C3CE9: Contemporary copy of a medieval penny

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-5C3CE9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A contemporary copy of a medieval silver cut halfpenny, shortcross variety. The coin is made of copper alloy and presumably was once plated to give the appearance of silver. The obverse and reverse are sufficiently worn so that identification of the subtype is not possible. Struck circa 1180-1247.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.52 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Unclear bust facing
Obverse inscription: [ ]V[ ]
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quatrefoil in angles
Reverse inscription: [ ]I[ ]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Torksey area

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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