FAKL-FE3593: Medieval coin, cut farthing of Henry II

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Unique ID: FAKL-FE3593

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Medieval (AD1158-1180) silver cut farthing of Henry II (AD1154-89), Tealby, cross-crosslets, type. Obverse: Crowned bust facing, 'HEN [ ]. Reverse: Cross with crosslets in angles, ']M.ON[ ]. Original diameter, 17.5mm, Mass 2.20g including sleeve.


This coin was sealed in a cardboard envelope making photorgraphy difficult.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1158
Date to: Circa AD 1180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Birm 850

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: N 952-61 (Cross-and-Crosslets (Tealby): uncertain class)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HEN [
Reverse description: Cross with crosslets in its angles.
Reverse inscription: ]M.ON[
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Theddlethorpe St. Helen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4788
Four figure Latitude: 53.3684237
Four figure longitude: 0.20790161
1:25K map: TF4788
1:10K map: TF48NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: FAKL
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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