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Unique ID: SWYOR-6B363C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver hammered coin dating from the Medieval period: a cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-72), provincial phase, 1248-50, Class 3b. Minted by Walter at Bristol. North no. 987. The coin has a diameter of 17.68mm, a thickness of 0.6mm, and weighs 0.59g. Obverse: bust facing forward, no sceptre, [hENR]ICVS REX [III]. Reverse: voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant, WAL[TER ON B]RVS (AL ligated). Compare also Spink (2018) no. 1363, p. 169.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 17.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 26th August 2019 - Monday 26th August 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Bristol
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3b (N 987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, no sceptre
Obverse inscription: [hENR]ICVS REX [III]
Reverse description: Voided long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: WAL/[TER/ON B]/RVS. The AL are ligated
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Micklefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4333
Four figure Latitude: 53.79154507
Four figure longitude: -1.34876038
1:25K map: SE4333
1:10K map: SE43SW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd
Spink and Son Ltd 2017 Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 53rd edition, 2018 London Spink & Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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