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IOW-301873: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-301873

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

A complete Medieval silver long cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted by Henri at Newcastle. Class 3ab1 or 3b, 1248-1250 (North 1994: 226, refs: 986/1-987).

Obverse: hEN[RICVS R]EX·III'; Crowned bust facing without sceptre.

Reverse: hE[N]/[ ]/[ ]/WEC; Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 17.8mm. Weight: 0.73g. DA=12:1.

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 1248
Date to: Exactly AD 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.73 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th October 2019 - Sunday 20th October 2019

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-248

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Mint or issue place: Newcastle
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 3a (N 986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing without sceptre
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS R]EX·III'
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: HE[N]/[ ]/[ ]/WEC
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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 226 986/1-987

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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