Brace of Cut Halves... one quite rare...?

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Afternoon All,

Hope you are all managing to get out again! Yesterday fun but I'm glad I'm not out today as its cold and drizzly!
Anyway I found these... quite pleased with myself as it was the end of the day and my batteries on everything, including my pinpointer, packed in... so both these tiny silvers were found by scraping around in the mud...

I thought I may have broken my Sceat duck with the one on the left and got quite excited... well its not but I think it may be Norman... namely William II which would still make it my oldest hammered coin to date... I havent "treated" it at all save a light tooth picking... though I gave the Voided Cross a bit of a going over.....

Any help with either would be much appreciated! And Thanks in advance!
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Lovely couple of coins there mate, no idea what the one on the left is but it's one I've not seen before, nice work. :thumbsup:
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Jamesey1981 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:00 pm Lovely couple of coins there mate, no idea what the one on the left is but it's one I've not seen before, nice work. :thumbsup:
Thanks Jamesey.... I had never come across one like that before either which made my heart race as i really thought it may be Saxon but when i cleaned it and got me Spink out I think is William II - which is still pretty cool!
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As you know i have no idea on the ID, but what a lovely pair sir :clapping:

Its an odd thing with cut halves and quarters, some folk dont find any, some only find 1 or 2, yet some folks find plenty of them
I suppose it indicates a trading area, where smaller value coinage is needed to seal the deal...

Well found Alexander :thumbsup:
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William II 'Cross Fleury & Piles' halfpenny. The other one is a class 3 long'un, Nicole - Canterbury. ;)

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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:50 pm As you know i have no idea on the ID, but what a lovely pair sir :clapping:

Its an odd thing with cut halves and quarters, some folk dont find any, some only find 1 or 2, yet some folks find plenty of them
I suppose it indicates a trading area, where smaller value coinage is needed to seal the deal...

Well found Alexander :thumbsup:
Thanks BA - hope all well!
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Allectus wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:23 pm William II 'Cross Fleury & Piles' halfpenny. The other one is a class 3 long'un, Nicole - Canterbury. ;)

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Thanks A, much appreciated... I thought it might be that ... but i needed your expertise in case there were other 'Cross Fleury & Piles' types.
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William the conqueror one? Oh you lucky thing. Very jealous. Anything else early to mid medieval there?
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Cross fleury & piles are easily sorted with a dose or two of horse liniment :thumbsup:

Great finds, Alexander, and good to see such things on these pages once again.
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:06 pm William the conqueror one? Oh you lucky thing. Very jealous. Anything else early to mid medieval there?
William II (Longshanks) ..... but still.....!
And I think i may have found some early buckles... will post tomorrow....
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Brilliant Alexander, looking forward to seeing this on YouTube. Excellent Channel :thumbsup:
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Saki wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:55 pm Brilliant Alexander, looking forward to seeing this on YouTube. Excellent Channel :thumbsup:
Thanks Saki much appreciated!

Here is the last one if anyone is interested…



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Great find, very jealous, good work sir.No wonder your heart skipped a beat. :clapping:
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Great finds, very encouraging for what else may be about. :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:50 pm It's an odd thing with cut halves and quarters, some folk dont find any, some only find 1 or 2, yet some folks find plenty of them.
I suppose it indicates a trading area, where smaller value coinage is needed to seal the deal...
Maybe or just the fact that they are smaller so easier to lose? :Thinking:
I've never found a cut half or quarter and don't particularly want to either, full coins have much more appeal to me. I once found an Eddy farthing though.
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