NMGW-5A645E: Medieval coin: penny of Henry V or VI

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Unique ID: NMGW-5A645E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver penny, probably of Henry VI (AD 1422-1461), or possibly Henry V (AD 1413-1422). Uncertain type. Mint of London. Coin is worn and incomplete.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1413
Date to: Circa AD 1461

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2022.38.3

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny, halfpenny or farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VI, not further defined
Obverse description: Bust facing, possibly an annulet to the left of the crown and a saltire or mullet to the left of the neck.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC [DI] GRA REX ANGL
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets at each right angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / LON/DON
Initial mark: Pierced cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cardiff (Unitary Authority)
District: Cardiff (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Fagans (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0979
Four figure Latitude: 51.50258281
Four figure longitude: -3.31245204
1:25K map: ST0979
1:10K map: ST07NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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