WMID-2288E7: Medieval coin: Half penny of Henry VI, Heavy Coinage

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-2288E7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver halfpenny of Henry IV (AD 1399 to AD 1413), issued as part of the Heavy Coinage between AD 1399 and AD 1412. Mint: London. Withers Type 4.

Diameter: 15.0 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1399
Date to: Circa AD 1412

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry IV of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry IV, Heavy coinage, Withers type 4
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust. Offset neck. Narrow face. Bifoliate crown
Obverse inscription: HENR[ ]REX ANGLIE
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Newcastle-under-Lyme (District)
Parish or ward: Loggerheads (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7137
Four figure Latitude: 52.92961554
Four figure longitude: -2.43285718
1:25K map: SJ7137
1:10K map: SJ73NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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