NARC-DB21E1: NARC-DB21E1 : Penny : Henry VII

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-DB21E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Penny of Henry VII (AD 1485-1509). Sovereign type (king enthroned), unclear initial mark. Minted at Durham under Bishop John Sherwood. AD 1484-1494.

Diameter: 14.19mm, Thickness: 0.59mm, Weight: 0.6g

North Vol II, P 103, No 1730

The coin is bent and slightly folded and is missing a small portion of its outer flan between 6-7 O’clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1484
Date to: Circa AD 1494

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.59 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 14.19 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VII, King enthroned obv. (N 1724 - 1731)
Obverse description: King enthroned holding orb and sceptre with pillar either side
Obverse inscription: [hE]nRIC[DI GRA REX A]
Reverse description: Royal shield, D to one side and S to the other, over long cross fourchée dividing legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[TAS/ DIR]/RAM
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Deanshanger (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7739
Four figure Latitude: 52.04405815
Four figure longitude: -0.87870272
1:25K map: SP7739
1:10K map: SP73NE
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: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 103 1730

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Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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