SF-C1146A: Medieval coin: base silver hardi of Henri XI

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-C1146A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and clipped billon hammered hardi struck for Louis XI of France, dating c. 1461-1483. Obverse: half length bust of king facing holding sword, legend mostly illegible. Reverse: cross pattee quartering coin, fleurs and crowns alternating in angles.

This coin is the first of its type to be recorded on the PAS database.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 16.43 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th March 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Hardi
Ruler/issuer: Louis XI of France
Type: French: Hardi of Louis XI

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Mildenhall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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