KENT-E60F28: Henry V noble

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-E60F28

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval gold noble of Henry V (1413-1422), class E / F mule (North 1373 / 1374; Spink 1744 / 1746) dating to the period AD1413-1422, mint: London. Ref: North 1991: 69.

The coin is in good condition, with a small crease on one side of the flan.

On the obverse there is a pellet at the sword point, a trefoil by the shield, an annulet on hull and a mullet by sword arm characteristic of Class E; the reverse has a trefoil of pellets in one quarter on the reverse, characteristic of Class F. 

Measurements: Diameter - 32mm and Weight - 7 grams

Discussion: The Class E / F mule is a rare but known combination of dies. It is the first noble of Henry V to be recorded by the PAS from Kent.

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 1413
Date to: Circa AD 1422

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7 g
Diameter: 32 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 V of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Gold noble: Henry V, class E (N 1373)
Obverse description: Crowned and armoured King standing facing in ship. He holds in his right hand a sword and in his left a shield quartered with the arms of England and France. There is a pellet at the sword point, a trefoil by the shield, an annulet on hull and a mullet by sword arm. Saltire stops in legend
Obverse inscription: +hEnRIC.DI.GRA.REX.AnGL'.Z.FRAnC.DnS.hYB
Reverse description: Floriated cross with a lis at the end of each limb and an ornamented compartment (containing the king's initial 'h') in the centre. In each angle a lion passant, guardant, with a crown above; all within a tressure of eight arches. Quatrefoil in left of top right quadrant and trefoil in right of top left quadrant.
Reverse inscription: +IhC.AVTEm TRAnSIEnS.PER.mEDIVm ILLORVm IBAT
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Sevenoaks (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5145
Four figure Latitude: 51.18429081
Four figure longitude: 0.15916402
1:25K map: TQ5145
1:10K map: TQ54NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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