SOM-D92173: Medieval coin: cut farthing probably of Henry III

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-D92173

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver short cross cut farthing probably of Henry III (AD 1216-1272), dating to AD 1216-1217. Short cross  probably class 6c. Minted at London by unclear moneyer. North (1994, 222) 976/2 or 3.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1216
Date to: Circa AD 1217

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.2 mm
Width: 10 mm
Weight: 0.42 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018555

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: John of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Short cross class 6c, not further defined
Obverse description: Facing bust with sceptre held to left, probably three curls
Obverse inscription: HEN[...]
Reverse description: Short coided cross pommee with quartrefoil in quadrant
Reverse inscription: [...] . LVN

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Bickenhall CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

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Audit data

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

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