NLM-B8F927: Medieval Coin: Farthing of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-B8F927

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

: Silver coin. Probably a farthing, possibly of Henry VI (1422-1461), possibly Leaf-Trefoil coinage of 1435-1438.

Obverse description: Facing bare shouldered bust with head just separate from shoulders, and with a tall bifoliate crown whose ornaments appear to touch. Initial plain cross with indented ends (North 1991, page 73, Cross V [5]); saltire punctuation.

Obverse inscription: +?hE[--]xR[-]GL

Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle

Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/[LO]N/DON

Diameter: 13.3mm, Weight: 0.37gms, die axis: 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1435
Date to: Exactly AD 1438

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.37 g
Diameter: 13.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39719

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Farthing: Henry VI, First reign, Leaf issue, trefoil stops (North: Leaf-Trefoil issue (N 1494))
Obverse description: Facing bare shouldered bust with head just separate from shoulders, and with a tall bifoliate crown whose ornaments appear to touch.
Obverse inscription: +?hE[--]xR[-]GL
Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/[LO]N/DON
Initial mark: Initial plain cross with indented ends.
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Alkborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8822
Four figure Latitude: 53.68705096
Four figure longitude: -0.66895868
1:25K map: SE8822
1:10K map: SE82SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 17 days ago
Updated: 16 days ago

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