DEV-2C0ECB: Medieval coin: cut farthing of Henry III

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Unique ID: DEV-2C0ECB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272), dating to AD 1247-8.

As North (1985: 181) Class 1 a or b, nos. 983/4.  

Measurements: 10.1mm radius, 1.1mm thickness, weight 0.42g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1247
Date to: Circa AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 0.42 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th August 2019 - Friday 15th November 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018642

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry III of England
Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 - 1278
Type: Long cross class 1, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: S.REX
Reverse inscription: TER
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Urchfont (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0556
Four figure Latitude: 51.30310049
Four figure longitude: -1.92966281
1:25K map: SU0556
1:10K map: SU05NE
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
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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A Medieval silver voided long cross cut farthing of Henry III (1216-1272 AD), minted at London. Class 1a, 1247-1248 AD. North 983.
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Find number: WILT-22EE34
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A silver medieval cut long-cross farthing of Henry III. Uncertain moneyer, uncertain mint (AD 1247-1248; Class 1; North 983-4).
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Audit data

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

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