WMID-CDCF34: Medieval coin: Incomplete half penny of Henry VII

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-CDCF34

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver halfpenny of Henry VII (AD 1485 to AD 1509), probably dating to the period 1490 to 1504. Minted in London. Mintmark probably Pansy. c.f. North, vol 2, p 103, no 1734. Withers type 3A.

Diameter: 13.2 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1504

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 13.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VII, Withers London type 3A (N 1734)
Obverse description: Single arched crown. Bust facing
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [ ]LON[ ]
Initial mark: pansy. probably.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Lichfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1208
Four figure Latitude: 52.66957994
Four figure longitude: -1.82398297
1:25K map: SK1208
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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