OXON-788FFC: Medieval coin: penny of Henry VI,

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Unique ID: OXON-788FFC

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A heavilly clipped Medieval silver penny of Henry VI, first reign (AD 1422-1461), either Rosette-Mascle type iii or Pinecone-Mascle type ii dating to AD 1427-1434. Mint of York.  North(1991:76) No. 1451 (iii) or (1991: 77) 1466 (ii).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th July 2020 - Tuesday 6th July 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VI, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing mullets either side of crown
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wroughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1580
Four figure Latitude: 51.51872375
Four figure longitude: -1.78521171
1:25K map: SU1580
1:10K map: SU18SE
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

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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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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