PUBLIC-99DB40: Henry VI farthing, Calais mint

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-99DB40

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A very clipped and flan damaged Medieval silver farthing of Henry VI first reign (1422-1461), Rosette Mascle issue, dating to the period 1427-1430 AD minted at Calais, Withers (2003) type RM.1, North (1991) 1456.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1427
Date to: Circa AD 1430

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.51 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 8.89 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th June 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Farthing: Henry VI, First reign, Rosette-Mascle (N 1455, 1456)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust, rosettes and mascles in legend
Obverse inscription: +hEnRIC.REX.AnGL
Reverse description: Long cross divided legend, three pellets
Reverse inscription: VIL/.LA/CAL/.IS
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2003 Halfpennies and Farthings: Henry IV, V and VI Llanfyllin Galata Print

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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