WMID-620DC4: Medieval coin: penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-620DC4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver penny of Henry III (AD 1216-1272). Voided long cross Class 3c (North 988) dating to AD 1248-50. Minted by Ion at Wilton. North (1994: 226).

Overall dimensions: 17.34mm in diameter and 1.15g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1248
Date to: Exactly AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 17.34 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Wilton Castle
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3c (N 988)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, no sceptre.
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS REX: III
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing legend with three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: ION/ON/WIL/TON
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Ness (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3719
Four figure Latitude: 52.76490839
Four figure longitude: -2.9351116
1:25K map: SJ3719
1:10K map: SJ31NE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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