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Penny: CM.579-2017

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Ruler: Henry III (1216-72)
Nichole (Moneyer)
Mint: London




History note: Ex Baldwin's Auction 7, 21.06.2017, lot 446

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2017-11-20) by Baldwin's


Production date: circa AD 1242

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 16.9 mm Die Axis 270 degrees Weight 1.49 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Crowned, sceptred bust facing.

  • Text: hENRICVS REX
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: obverse

  • Text: +NIChOLE ON LVN
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Voided short cross and crosslets.

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.579-2017
Primary reference Number: 241741
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 16 July 2020 Updated: Wednesday 21 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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