NLM-8EFA59: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-8EFA59

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Voided long cross cut halfpenny, probably of Henry III (1216-1272) with a deeply scratched surface, whether arising from damage in antiquity or post-deposition, or more recently, is uncertain. Possibly Canterbury mint, possibly Class 5a issue of 1250-1256.

Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre left.

Obverse inscription: (----)[VS] REX (--) , X with wavy arms.

Reverse description: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle.

Reverse inscription: possibly (---)ONC/ANT

Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 0.49gms, die axis: possibly 9

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.49 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 26th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40927

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 class 5a (N 991)
Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre left
Obverse inscription: (----)[VS] REX (--)
Reverse description: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: Possibly (---)ONC/ANT
Die axis measurement: 9 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 Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Low Burnham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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