NLM-2492A6: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-2492A6

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

A clipped and worn medieval silver penny, probably Henry VI (first reign; 1422-1461), York mint, possibly pinecone-mascle issue (1430-4; North 1466). Ref: North 1991: 77.

Attribution to pincone-mascle issie owing to lack of quatrefoil on reverse, a typical feature of York-minted coins.

Obverse description: Facing bare-shouldered bust with heavy eyelids, pointed chin which appears separated from neck, ornaments of open crown appear to touch

Obverse inscription: [h]ENRIC[---]X A[--]; possibly saltire punctuation.

Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle. Small letters in legend.

Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/TAS/EBO?R/[--]

Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 0.97gms, die axis: 6

Notes:

Found with two other late medieval pennies from the York mint, NLM-24A4F3 and NLM-24B662, all within an area of c.40 metres; all are lightly clipped. They may constitute parts of a disturbed hoard. If other comparable coins have been retrieved from the immediate vicinity by other finders, they, too, may in due course have to be considered as part of the same putative group, Treasure case reference 2018 T622.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2018T622

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1430
Date to: Exactly AD 1434

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40130
Treasure case number: 2018T622

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VI, First reign, Pinecone-Mascle (N 1464 - 1467)
Obverse description: Facing bare-shouldered bust with heavy eyelids, pointed chin which appears separated from neck, ornaments of open crown appear to touch
Obverse inscription: H]ENRIC[---]X A[--]
Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/TAS/EBO?R/[--]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Knaith

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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