Cut Half Short Cross - ID Henry II Class 1

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Cut Half Short Cross - ID Henry II Class 1

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Hi all,

Found today, my second cut half :D

Just below the surface on an area of pasture that had been scraped by a digger. Found with my trusty Safari, on all metal (conductive). Nice 13-14 signal that couldn’t be ignored.

Being a short cross it’s either Henry II, Richard I, John or Henry III. I’m thinking Henry II but expecting to be corrected - if there’s enough detail for a Class, moneyer or mint that would be awesome.

The crown looks like 3 rows of pellets - 1 at the top then 2 then maybe 7 in a straight line at the base? Looks like some nice curls in his hair!
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The coin is quite heavily curved so getting pics of the reverse is quite difficult, if these aren’t good enough I’ll try again tomorrow! I think the reverse pics are the right way up...

I might now have to think about straightening a coin for the first time too!

Many thanks all
Ian / Z
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Re: Cut Half Short Cross - Guessing at Henry II?

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Class 1 Henry II, Willelm - London. ::g

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Re: Cut Half Short Cross - Guessing at Henry II?

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Well done, as always a great ID too. ::g
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Re: Cut Half Short Cross - Guessing at Henry II?

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Allectus wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Class 1 Henry II, Willelm - London. ::g

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Awesome, thank you Allectus, my first H2 ::g :D

Is there enough detail for a stab at a sub-class? (Just being cheeky now aren’t I!)

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Re: Cut Half Short Cross - Guessing at Henry II?

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fred wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Well done, as always a great ID too. ::g
Thank you Fred, great feeling to find this after a tough weekend last!

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