IOW-F2DE91: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F2DE91

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, worn and double-struck Medieval silver short cross penny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Roger or Roger of R at Canterbury. Class 7a-7b, 1217-1236 (North 1994: 222-223, refs: 978-979). The coin has been double-struck on both sides.

Obverse: [hENRICVS REX]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: (cross pattée) +ROGER[ ]; Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant.

Diameter: 18.7mm. Weight: 1.40g.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1217
Date to: Exactly AD 1236

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th April 2019 - Wednesday 10th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-138

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 7a (N 978)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [hENRICVS REX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a quatrefoil in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: (cross pattée) +ROGER[ ]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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