ESS-DF48B7: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-DF48B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and very worn hammered short cross silver penny dating to 1180 to 1247. Henry II to Henry III. Probably Henry II class 1c.

Obverse shows part of forward facing bust with hair curls to the left of the bust and pellets showing the crown with a cross. To the left of the bust is the top of a sceptre in the shape of a cross. No other detail is legible.

The reverse is a voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter that remains. No other detail or inscription is legible.

The coin fragment is 16.9 mm in diameter and weighs 0.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing bust with hair curls to the left of the bust and pellets showing the crown with a cross. To the left of the bust is the top of a sceptre in the shape of a cross. No other detail is legible.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter that remains. No other detail or inscription is legible.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Rettendon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7798
Four figure Latitude: 51.65292313
Four figure longitude: 0.55725782
1:25K map: TQ7798
1:10K map: TQ79NE
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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