PUBLIC-C776A7: Medieval coin: cut Irish farthing of Henry III

Rights Holder: Patrick Brown
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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-C776A7

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A complete cut quarter penny / farthing of Henry III (1216-1272). This is an Irish coin from Dublin mint dating 1251 - 1254. We have the obverse from about 8 O'Clock to 11 O'Clock, with the bottom left corner of the Irish single bordered triangle, with the kings hand in the corner holding the sceptre and the letters EX in the legend, and two ringlets of the kings hair with pellets inside. We have the third quarter of the reverse with the first three letters DEV of the Dublin mint, and three pellets between the cross arms.

The coin weighs 0.3g, its radius is 9.7mm and it is 0.6mm thick.

Seaby: 6236-6243 - Class Ib - IId - the coin cannot be further defined due to the fragmentary nature

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1251
Date to: Exactly AD 1254

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin
Type: Henry III, long cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Cut from about 8 O'Clock to 11 O'Clock, with the bottom left corner of the Irish single triangle containing the kings hand holding the sceptre and the letters EX in the legend. There are two crescent curls of the kings hair with pellets inside
Obverse inscription: EX
Reverse description: 3 pellets within voided arms
Reverse inscription: DEV
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Brampton Abbotts

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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