SOM-15BF03: Medieval coin: Penny of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-15BF03

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A medieval silver penny of Henry VI, first reign (1422-1461), Rosette-mascle issue, minted in Calais, 1427-1430, North 1450.

This coin has suffered a hairline crack. The obverse legend is a variant spelling.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16615

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VI, First reign, Rosette-Mascle (N 1449 - 1452)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust
Obverse inscription: HERICVS . REX . AnGLIE, rosette/mascle stops
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing the legend into quarters; three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: VIL/. LA :/CALI/SIE, mascle, double saltire stops
Initial mark: Cross IIIa
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Halberton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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