BERK-8CE4BE: Medieval coin: Farthing of Henry VI

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Unique ID: BERK-8CE4BE

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A worn silver farthing, probably a Henry VI saltire issue, dating to the period AD 1454-1460. Mint of London.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1454
Date to: Circa AD 1460

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 10.7 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2014.911

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: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Farthing: Henry VI, First reign, Saltire issues, nothing by crown (North: Cross-Pellet (b) issue)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: H x D x [...]
Reverse description: Cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CI[VITAS LON]DON
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Stonesfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4017
Four figure Latitude: 51.85016847
Four figure longitude: -1.42069536
1:25K map: SP4017
1:10K map: SP41NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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