SWYOR-0612EC: Medieval coin: a short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-0612EC

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A medieval silver coin: a short cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (AD 1216 - 1272), probably class 8c dating from AD 1244 - 1247. Mint of London. It is 17.6mm long, 9.8mm wide and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 0.6g. This coin could also be a Class 2. Compare North number 981/3 on page 223 of Volume 1(1994).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1244
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.6 mm
Width: 9.8 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Thursday 30th November 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3229

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: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 8c (formerly 8b3: N 981/3)
Obverse description: Forward facing bust holding sceptre. X in Rex is a cross pommee
Obverse inscription: H[ENRICVS] REX
Reverse description: Voided shortcross with a quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: [...] • ON LVN
Die axis measurement: 7 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: Kellington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5423
Four figure Latitude: 53.70065133
Four figure longitude: -1.18354577
1:25K map: SE5423
1:10K map: SE52SW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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