SWYOR-16D248: Medieval Coin: long cross penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: SWYOR-16D248

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A Medieval silver coin; half cut voided long cross penny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), Class Va - Vc dating from AD 1250 - 1256. The moneyer is probably Gilbert at Canterbury, but the reverse lettering is not grouped in the usual way reading: "[...]/(RT)[-]/ON C". The coin appears to be double struck, having moved in the die, leaving a wide space after the T of the moneyer's name, and between the HE and the N of HENRIC. It is 16.6mm long, 9.0mm wide and 0.75mm thick. It weighs 0.59gm. See North number 991/1 - 993, pages 226 - 227 of North (1994) Volume 1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1250
Date to: Circa AD 1256

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Width: 9 mm
Thickness: 0.75 mm
Weight: 0.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 13th April 2018 - Friday 13th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jared Harries
Identified by: Mr Jared Harries
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form: 003168

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: Long cross classes 5a-c, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: HEN[...]III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [...]RT/ONC
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Cawood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5836
Four figure Latitude: 53.81705372
Four figure longitude: -1.12052894
1:25K map: SE5836
1:10K map: SE53NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 months ago
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