BUC-AB411C: Medieval coin: penny of Henry II

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Unique ID: BUC-AB411C

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A silver medieval cut half penny of Henry II (AD 1154-1189) dating to 1180-c.1189, type 1b. Mint of Lincoln, possibly minted by Rodbert. North 1991 volume I, page 220, number 963.

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 1189

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.7 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Weight: 0.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4934

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: Lincoln
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 1b (N 963)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, five pearls to the crown
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with quatrefoil in each angle
Reverse inscription: [RODBER]T.ON NICO
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Quainton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7320
Four figure Latitude: 51.87380342
Four figure longitude: -0.94104536
1:25K map: SP7320
1:10K map: SP72SW
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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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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