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DOR-C5AC66: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI

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Unique ID: DOR-C5AC66

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver halfpenny of Henry VI dating to 1422 - 1461. Mint of London. Leaf on breast, pellet to left of neck.Trefoil stops.Withers Leaf issue, trefoil stops type.
Reference: North Vol. II, No. 1492
Date: Medieval - 1435 - 1438
Diameter: 10.22 mm
Weight: 0.46 g

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 1435
Date to: Circa AD 1438

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.46 g
Diameter: 10.22 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 016647

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, Leaf issue, trefoil stops (North: Leaf-Trefoil (N 1492, 1493))
Obverse description: Facing bust, open crown. Leaf on breast, pellet to left of neck. No clear stops
Obverse inscription: [hE]nRIC [REX ANGL]
Reverse description: Long cross with pellets in the angles
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LOnDOn
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Micheldever (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5440
Four figure Latitude: 51.15671383
Four figure longitude: -1.22922929
1:25K map: SU5440
1:10K map: SU54SW
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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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