IOW-6AFA47: Medieval Coin: Cut Farthing of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6AFA47

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete Medieval silver long cross cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), minted at Bury St. Edmunds. Class 5 (not further defined), 1250-1275 (North 1994: 226-227, refs: 991/1-999).

Obverse: [hENRI]CV[S REX III]; Crowned bust facing with sceptre.

Reverse: [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/TED; Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Length: 8.0mm; width: 7.1mm. Weight: 0.14g. DA=12:11.

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 1250
Date to: Exactly AD 1275

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8 mm
Width: 7.1 mm
Weight: 0.14 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th May 2019 - Sunday 19th May 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: IOW2019-7-190

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Bury St. Edmunds
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 5, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [hENRI]CV[S REX III]
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [ ]/[ ]/[ ]/TED
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: GPS (from the finder)
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 24 days ago
Updated: 24 days ago

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