HESH-8B0731: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-8B0731

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn cut half penny mopst probably of a later Plantagent King (John?) struck in London, due to the condition it is difficult to ascertain a more accurate identification

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 9.7 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E.01571

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry II - Henry III
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - distorted through wear
Obverse inscription: [HE]NRICVS [REX[
Reverse description: Short cross contained within a ring of pellets - in each divided quarter a saltire cross with pellet terminals
Reverse inscription: [... O]N LVNDE
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Norton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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