SOM-C659F2: Medieval coin: penny issued for Henry VII

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Unique ID: SOM-C659F2

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Medieval silver penny issued for Henry VII (1485-1509) by Archbishop Thomas Rotherham (1480-1500) and dating to the period AD 1485 to 1490. Minted at York. North (1975:84) 1722.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1485
Date to: Exactly AD 1490

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 14.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th September 2016 - Saturday 24th September 2016

Rally details.

This object was found at Westbury-sub-Mendip Sep 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VII, Facing bust issue (N 1718 - 1723)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with T to left and trefoil to right of neck
Obverse inscription: [hENRICVS D]EI GRA REX [AN]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legend with three pelelts in each quarter and an additional smal pellet in the first and third quarter
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/T]AS /EBO/R[ACI]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Westbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST5048
Four figure Latitude: 51.22898632
Four figure longitude: -2.71745516
1:25K map: ST5048
1:10K map: ST54NW
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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