KENT-957EC1: Henry VI

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Unique ID: KENT-957EC1

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An incomplete heavily struck silver penny of Henry VI, first reign (1422-1461). Minted at London probably with iniital mark IIIb during Leaf-Trefoil issue (1435-1438). North (1991) no. 1490/1. Coin exhibits evidence of heavy striking via ghost of reverse on obverse and obverse legend appears to exhibit spelling mistake die errors..

Measurements: 20.22mm in diameter, 0.51mm thick and 0.81g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1435
Date to: Circa AD 1438

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.51 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 20.22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 30th December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VI, First reign, Leaf-Trefoil (N 1490/1 - 1491)
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust with leaf on breast
Obverse inscription: +hE+:n[RICVS:RE]X:ANGLI
Reverse description: Long cross dividing Legend with pellets in each angle?
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/[DOn]
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
Parish or ward: Hundon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7348
Four figure Latitude: 52.10327898
Four figure longitude: 0.52453704
1:25K map: TL7348
1:10K map: TL74NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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