WAW-2A0540: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Henry VI (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-2A0540

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Medieval coin: halfpenny of Henry VI (1422-1461) minted in London between 1445 and 1454 AD. Leaf-pellet issue. North 1512.


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1445
Date to: AD 1454

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 13.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

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, Pellet-Leaf issue (North: Leaf-Pellet issue (N 1512))
Obverse description: Bust facing forwards with a pellet either side of the crown.
Obverse inscription: [ ]RIC REX ANGLI
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Two quarters have an extra pellet.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI] / TAS / LON / DON
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Brailes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3040
Four figure Latitude: 52.057575
Four figure longitude: -1.563867
1:25K map: SP3040
1:10K map: SP34SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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