IOW-2C9725: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-2C9725

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval silver short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted at London. Class 7, 1217-1242 (North 1994, 222-223, refs: 978-980).

Obverse: hEN[RICVS REX]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: [ ] ON LVND; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant.

Length: 18.2mm; width: 8.1mm. Weight: 0.42g. DA=12:4.

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 1217
Date to: Exactly AD 1242

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 8.1 mm
Weight: 0.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th April 2018 - Sunday 29th April 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-127

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Short cross class 7, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [ ] ON LVND
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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

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Updated: 3 months ago

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