DEV-A41EB1: Medieval coin: penny of Henry III

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Unique ID: DEV-A41EB1

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A medieval silver cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272) dating to 1242-1247.

Short cross issue, Class 8Bc, as North (1980:181) no 982c. Minted at Canterbury by Iohan.

Measurements: 19.1mm diamter, 0.9mm thickness, 0.78g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1242
Date to: Circa AD 1247

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.78 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd July 2019 - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018655

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: Canterbury
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 8c (formerly 8b3: N 981/3)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HEN[...]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with cross pommee in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [..]AN[OR][...]OH
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
To be known as: Broadhembury

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London

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Recording Institution: DEV
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Updated: 2 years ago

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