OXON-B4AF22: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Henry II

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Unique ID: OXON-B4AF22

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bent silver medieval cut halfpenny of Henry II (AD 1154-89), dating to the period c. AD 1180-1185. Class 1b. Mint of London, moneyer uncertain.

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: Circa AD 1185

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.1 mm
Width: 8.6 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2019.066

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Obverse description: Crowned bust with sceptre, facing
Obverse inscription: HE[...]EX
Reverse description: Short cross with quatrefoil in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]N . L[V]NDE
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Shefford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3975
Four figure Latitude: 51.4726262
Four figure longitude: -1.43988537
1:25K map: SU3975
1:10K map: SU37NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
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Updated: 5 days ago

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