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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-6FFD1C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval short cross penny of Henry III. Weak striking across flan. Probably class 8. Hair of pellet and curl. dating c. 1242-1247

Obverse: Crowned bust facing. Sceptre in right hand. [HENRIC]VS RE[X]

Reverse: Short voided cross to inner circle with 4 pellets in each quadrant. Legend unclear.

Identified by Robert Page: "Given the shape of the eyes and eye-brows this is almost certainly a class 8 coin."

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1242
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.09 g
Diameter: 15.51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Paul Smith
Identified by: Mr Paul Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1513 moljam

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 8, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. Sceptre in right hand.
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC]VS RE[X]
Reverse description: Short voided cross to inner circle with 4 pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: Legend unclear

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Debenham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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