IOW-85A904: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-85A904

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver halfpenny of Henry VI. Pinecone-Mascle issue, 1430-1434 (North 1991, 77, ref: 1464).

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: AD 1430
Date to: AD 1434

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.35 g
Diameter: 13.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th July 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Charlie Parker
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2009-1-490

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Pinecone-Mascle (N 1468, 1469)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[?]REX(mascle)An[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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