YORYM-457C85: Medieval Coin : Halfpenny of Henry VII

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Unique ID: YORYM-457C85

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A silver halfpenny of Henry VII, facing bust issue, key below bust, long cross reverse, York mint under Archbishop Savage, 1485 - 1509.

Withers p.48, type 3a.

North Vol 2, p.104, no.1738.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 12.6 mm

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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
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross
Reverse inscription: [----/---]EBO[RACI]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Deighton

Spatial coordinates

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: Cultivated land
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 p.104 no.1738
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2004 Halfpennies and Farthings: Edward IV - Henry VII Llanfyllin Galata Print Limited p.48 type 3a

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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