WMID-1AC39C: Medieval coin: A complete silver farthing of Henry VI

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Unique ID: WMID-1AC39C

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A complete silver farthing of Henry VI (AD 1422 to AD 1461), dating to the period AD 1427 to 1434, issued as either part of the Rosette-Mascle issue (1427-1430) or the Pinecone-Mascle issue (1430 to 1434). Minted in Calais. C.f. North, vol 2, p 76, no 1456 or p77, no 1471.

Diameter: 10.7 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1427
Date to: Circa AD 1434

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 10.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th July 2019 - Saturday 27th July 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Farthing: Henry VI, First reign, Rosette-Mascle (N 1455, 1456)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Mascle stop.
Reverse inscription: VIL[ ]L/IS
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Swinfen and Packington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1206
Four figure Latitude: 52.65160066
Four figure longitude: -1.82405507
1:25K map: SK1206
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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