BUC-CE92A3: Medieval Cut Half Coin

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Unique ID: BUC-CE92A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver voided short cross cut half coin dating from the Medieval period c.AD1180-1247. Minted in Bury St Edmunds by an unknown moneyer.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1180
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 8.8 mm
Weight: 0.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Wickenden
Identified by: Ms Helen Wickenden
Secondary identifier: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4870

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Mint or issue place: Bury St. Edmunds
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Worn
Obverse inscription: [...] RICVS [...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross, quartrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...] ON SANT
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Mentmore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8819
Four figure Latitude: 51.86265298
Four figure longitude: -0.72347096
1:25K map: SP8819
1:10K map: SP81NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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