History: Record ID: IOW-FBD31E – MEDIEVAL coin

History: Record ID: IOW-FBD31E – MEDIEVAL coin


IOW-FBD31E: Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Henry III

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Unique ID: IOW-FBD31E

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

A complete and worn Medieval silver long cross cut halfpenny of Henry III (1216-1272), minted at Norwich. Class 3a-3c, 1248-1250 (North 1994: 226, refs: 986-988).

Obverse: hEN[RICVS REX] III; Crowned bust facing without sceptre.

Reverse: [ ]/[ ]/NNO/RWI (NN NO ligated); Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 16.6mm. Weight: 0.64g.

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 1250

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Weight: 0.64 g

Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Monday 22nd October 2018

Monday 22nd 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: IOW2018-1-342

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: Norwich

Category: English coin short and long cross period 1180 – 1278
Type: Long cross class 3, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing without sceptre
Obverse inscription: HEN[RICVS REX] III
Reverse description: Voided long cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [ ]/[ ]/NNO/RWI (NN NO ligated)
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

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