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Henry III silver penny, minted in Canterbury (c.1251-72). The 'voided long cross' seen on the reverse of this coin was introduced in 1247 to replace earlier 'short cross' coinage. This type had a cross that extended to the edge of the coin that was designed to prevent the illegal practice of clipping off small fragments of silver while the coins were in circulation. Found during excavations at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway.
Collection Type
Date Made
1247-1259
Period
Dimensions
dia 17.4mm (dia 11/16")
0.6mm
w 1.1g
Property Information
Accession No
CAER509

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