PUBLIC-DEE472: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-DEE472

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VI, first reign (1422-1461). A mule with a leaf-trefoil issue obverse and pinecone-mascle issue reverse (North 1493/1469) dating to 1430-1438. Mint of Calais. North (1975, 62, 64).

The coin measures 14 mm in diameter and weighs 0.42 g

This would appear to be a very rare combination and has been marked as a Find of Note

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1430
Date to: Exactly AD 1438

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th September 2016

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Leaf issue, trefoil stops (North: Leaf-Trefoil (N 1492, 1493))
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, leaf on breast
Obverse inscription: HENR[IC] REX ANGL, trefoil and double saltire stops
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: VIL/LA /CALI/SIE, mascle and pinecone stops
Initial mark: Cross V
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Cotswold (District)
To be known as: Coberley

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: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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 62, 64 1493/1469

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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