WAW-29660D: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Henry II to Henry III (Obverse and reverse).

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-29660D

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval coin: A silver cut halfpenny of either Henry II (1154-1189), Richard I (1189-1199), John (1199-1216) or Henry III (1216-1272) struck between 1180 and 1247. The halfpenny has been folded in half so the obverse is on the exterior. Soil remains in the fold influencing the weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.84 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Saturday 8th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

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
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross or long cross, not further defined
Obverse description: Bust facing forwards, holding a sceptre.
Obverse inscription: Illegible due to wear.
Reverse description: Not visible as within the fold.
Reverse inscription: Not visible as within the fold.
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Bidford-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1052
Four figure Latitude: 52.16617876
Four figure longitude: -1.85521368
1:25K map: SP1052
1:10K map: SP15SW
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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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