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IOW-063A7A: Medieval Coin: Groat of Henry VI (second reign )

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-063A7A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and possibly clipped Medieval silver groat of Henry VI. Second reign (1470-1471). Initial marks: lis/lis, minted at York (North 1991: 90, ref: 1618).

Obverse: (lis) hEnRIC DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC; Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches, E on breast


Reverse: (lis) POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper); CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant

Diameter: 26.3mm. Weight: 6.62g. DA=12:1.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1470
Date to: Exactly AD 1471

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 26.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th May 2016 - Sunday 8th May 2016

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-2-158

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Henry VI, Second reign (N 1617 - 1619)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches, E on breast
Obverse inscription: (lis) hEnRIC DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: (lis) POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper); CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI
Initial mark: Lis
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
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 90 1618

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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