LON-190024: Medieval silver coin: half penny of Henry VI

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Unique ID: LON-190024

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A Medieval silver coin: halfpenny of Henry VI (first reign) dating 1422 - 1427. North no. 1431. London mint.

Dimensions: diameter: 13.00mm; weight: 0.53g.

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: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Weight: 0.53 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

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, Annulet (N 1434, 1435, 1436)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, circular drapery. Saltire stop after the C.
Obverse inscription: [HE]NR[I]C [REX ANGL]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter and an annulet in the centre of the three pellets in two of the quarters
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Dartford (District)
Parish or ward: Southfleet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6271
Four figure Latitude: 51.414876
Four figure longitude: 0.328213
1:25K map: TQ6271
1:10K map: TQ67SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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