IOW-4E98F9: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4E98F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete Medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VI (1422-1461), minted at London. Annulet issue, 1422-1427. Initial mark: cross V (North 1991: 75, ref: 1434; Withers and Withers 2003: 34).

Obverse: +hEn[RIC] (saltire) RE[X An]GL; Crowned bust facing.

Reverse: [CIVI]/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, annulet in CIVI and LOn quadrants.

Diameter: 13.0mm. Weight: 0.37g. DA=12:8.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Withers, P. and B. 2003. Halfpennies and Farthings. Henry IV, V and VI. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1422
Date to: Exactly AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.37 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th December 2017 - Sunday 10th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-7

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: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1434, 1435, 1436)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: +hEn[RIC] (saltire) RE[X An]GL
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, annulet in CIVI and LOn quadrants
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS/LOn/Don
Initial mark: Cross V
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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