WMID-5EEE68: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-5EEE68

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete clipped halfpenny of Henry VI (AD 1422 to AD 1461), dating to the period AD 1422 to AD 1427, issued as part of the annulet coinage type. Mint of Calais. c.f. North vol 2, p 75, no 1435 and Withers type A.2.

Diameter: 13.1 mm
Thickness: 0.6 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 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 13.1 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 VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1434, 1435, 1436)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. Annulets by neck
Obverse inscription: HENRIC[ ]GL
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Annulets in quarters 1 & 3.
Reverse inscription: VIL LA CAL IS
Initial mark: roundabout cross, inward curving ends
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Kempsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8650
Four figure Latitude: 52.148106
Four figure longitude: -2.20601739
1:25K map: SO8650
1:10K map: SO85SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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