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Unique ID: SUR-A60A1E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cut silver hammered short cross penny, possibly of Henry II (1154-1189), possibly class 1b dating to 1180-1189. Obverse: facing portrait with sceptre. Reverse: short cross. Moneyer possibly Asketil, Oxford mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1180
Date to: Exactly AD 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.4 mm
Width: 10.1 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Houghton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3333
Four figure Latitude: 51.0953641
Four figure longitude: -1.53013441
1:25K map: SU3333
1:10K map: SU33SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 5 months ago

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