PUBLIC-5A3F82: henry VI halfpenny front and back

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-5A3F82

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A medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VI. Annulet Issue, (1422-1461 AD), minted at calais 1422-1427 AD withers A3 (North 1435).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 13.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alan CHARMAN
Identified by: Mr Alan CHARMAN

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: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1434, 1435, 1436)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with annulets by neck
Obverse inscription: HENRIC REX [ANGL]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant. Annulets in two opposite quadrants
Reverse inscription: VIL/[LA/CAL]/IS
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Stone cum ebony

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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