COIN

Unique ID: DENO-9A0D35

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval Coin: Struck or hammered silver halfpenny probably of Henry VI (restored: 1470-1471). Minted c.1470-1471. London Mint. This example is either clipped or poorly struck.

See Withers & Withers "Edward IV-Henry VII Halfpennies and Farthings", p.12, number 30. These coins are noted as being rare and generally weakly struck on clipped flans by the authors.

Coin Reference: North (vol 2), number 1624.

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1470
Date to: Circa AD 1471

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.78 mm
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 13.36 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd October 2010 - Sunday 3rd October 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown - [ view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Chesterfield Exit 0307

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (second reign) [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: London [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1351 - 1485 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, Second reign, not further defined (N 1624, 1625) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RICV DI [GRA R]EX
Reverse description: Long cross with a trefoil (3 co-joined pellets) in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [CIVITA]S LOND[ON]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI (restored)

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: East Northamptonshire
To be known as: Woodford Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Monday 3rd October 2011
Updated: Monday 3rd October 2011

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