HESH-7E56ED: Medieval Coin: gold noble of Henry VI  - annulet issue struck c, AD 1422 -27

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Unique ID: HESH-7E56ED

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A gold noble of Henry VI  - annulet issue struck c, AD 1422 -27 at the mint probably in Calais. Initial Mark - probably Lis

North: 1415, 

Obverse, King facing in armour holding sword and shield, standing on ship, flag at stern, shield quartered with the arms of England and France. Annulet by sword-arm 

hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HYB

Reverse, Floriate cross with lis at terminal of each arm and an ornamented compartment in the centre containing the letter 'h'. Lion passant in each angle with a crown above each, all within a tressure of eight arches.

[IHC A]VT TRANSIENS [P]ER MEDIVM ILLORV IBAT; Annulet stops 

Condition: Slightly Bent 

Dr John NAylor (National Finds Advisor Notes: 

The lis initial mark is common to all of the annulet issue coins (London, Calais and York).  The pattern of lions and lis on the ship is as that on the other examples of Calais mint.

Notes:

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 7 g
Diameter: 33.9 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Noble
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Gold noble: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1414 - 1416)
Obverse description: King facing in armour holding sword and shield, standing on ship, flag at stern, shield quartered with the arms of England and France. Annulet by sword-arm
Obverse inscription: HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HYB
Reverse description: Floriate cross with lis at terminal of each arm and an ornamented compartment in the centre containing the letter 'h'. Lion passant in each angle with a crown above each, all within a tressure of eight arches. Annulet stops
Reverse inscription: [IHC A]VT TRANSIENS [P]ER MEDIVM ILLORV IBAT;
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Oswestry

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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