NARC-3813F6: NARC-3813F6

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Unique ID: NARC-3813F6

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A silver late medieval to early post-medieval halfpenny of Henry VII (1485-1509), minted at York by Archbishop Savage. North number 1738, Withers number 3A. The coin is worn and in quite poor condition.

The coin is small for a halfpenny, and North notes that some very small coins bearing the same types as the halfpence may be farthings, but it is uncertain as to whether any farthings were issued under Henry VII (North 1991, 100).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1485
Date to: Exactly AD 1509

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.36 mm
Width: 11.39 mm
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Sunday 31st January 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VII, Withers York type 3A (N 1738)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, key below bust to right
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC DI] GRA [REX]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS] EBO/RACI
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Draycott in the Moors (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9840
Four figure Latitude: 52.957368
Four figure longitude: -2.031219
1:25K map: SJ9840
1:10K map: SJ94SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 100 1738

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 12 years ago

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