History: Record ID: IOW-3070FA – MEDIEVAL coin

History: Record ID: IOW-3070FA – MEDIEVAL coin


IOW-3070FA: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: IOW-3070FA

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

A complete Medieval silver long cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted at Canterbury. Class 3a2. 1248-1249 (North 1994: 226, ref: 986).

Obverse: hENRIC[VS REX II]I’ (NR ligated); Crowned bust facing without sceptre.

Reverse: [ ]/[ ]/ONC/ANT (ON AN ligated); Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 17.9mm. Weight: 0.67g.

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL

Period from: MEDIEVAL

Period to: MEDIEVAL

Date from: Exactly AD 1248

Date to: Exactly AD 1249

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Weight: 0.67 g

Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 21st October 2018

Sunday 21st October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford

Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-311

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: Long cross class 3a (N 986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing without sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[VS REX II]I’ (NR ligated)
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [ ]/[ ]/ONC/ANT (ON AN ligated)
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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