NARC-146542: NARC-146542 : Halfpenny : Henry VII

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Unique ID: NARC-146542

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An incomplete silver Halfpenny of Henry VII (AD 1485-1509). Type 3a. Long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant. York mint, Key right, under bust.

The coin is bent and missing a section at 12-1 O'clock. The edges of the coin have been clipped.

Diameter: 12.73mm, Thickness: 0.56mm, Weight: 0.3g.

North Vol II, P 104, No 1738.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1485
Date to: Circa AD 1509

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.56 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 12.73 mm

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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: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VII, Withers York type 3A (N 1738)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with key right below
Obverse inscription: [hEN]RIC[DIGRAREX]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS/[EBOR/ACI]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Leckhampstead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7436
Four figure Latitude: 52.01749894
Four figure longitude: -0.92308405
1:25K map: SP7436
1:10K map: SP73NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 104 1738

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Audit data

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

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