LVPL-F8D041: Medieval groat of Henry IV

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Unique ID: LVPL-F8D041

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A rare silver groat of Henry IV (1399-1413). Reverse: +POSVI/[DEVm] A/D[IVTOR/Em m]EVm; CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; long cross dividing legends, three pellets in each quarter.

Light coinage type III with an annulet (in the form of a blob) to the left of the crown and a pellet to the right (not visible though some dies don't have the pellet), London mint, AD 1412-1413.

North no. 1359.


Numismatist Carl Savage notes: The coin is rare because the weight of the coinage was reduced in 1412 and Henry died in 1413 therefore Henry was not alive for very long after the weight reduction. It was also a time of relatively low mint output due to the European wide bullion famines.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1412
Date to: Circa AD 1413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Tuesday 12th January 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Mr Carl Savage

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry IV of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Henry IV, Light coinage, Type 3 (N 1359b)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: [+hEn]RIC DI GR[A REX AnGLIE Z FRAnC]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legends, three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/[DEVm] A/D[IVTOR/Em m]EVm; CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Thoresway

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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