HESH-B76F22: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-B76F22

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A silver penny of Henry VII ( 1485-1509) struck at the mint in York using worn / provincial dies in c1485-90. AD. In the field by the neck the T is quite squat and also badly struck - struck under the authority of Archbishop Rotherham (1480-1500). Initial mark lost - but probably Lis over sun and rose

North 1722

Thanks are extended to Laura Burnett for her help in identifying this problematic coin

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1485
Date to: Circa AD 1509

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: HFD Entry Form No: HFDMG 2734

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VII, Facing bust issue (N 1718 - 1723)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - head wide and double struck. At the neck / breast a possible cross - a poorly struck T to the left of the bust and trefoil to the right.
Obverse inscription: HENR[IC] DI [GRA] REX AnG
Reverse description: Long cross divides the field and inscription; in each quarter three pellets. In quarters 1 and 3 an extra additional (4th) pellet. At centre - quatrefoil.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS EBORACI
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Weobley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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 less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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