IOW-49BAC5: Medieval Coin: Penny

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-49BAC5

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

An incomplete, worn and possibly clipped Medieval silver penny of Henry VI (1422-1461), minted at York. Rosette-Mascle issue, 1430-1431 (North 1991: 76, ref: 1451ii). Initial mark: illegible.

Obverse: [hENRICV]S (saltire) REX (mascle) ANG[ ]; Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown, saltires by hair.

Reverse: CI[VI/TA]S/EBO/R[AC]I; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil at centre of cross.

Diameter: 16.3mm. Weight: 0.73g. DA=12:6.

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

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 1430
Date to: Exactly AD 1431

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.73 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018 - Sunday 7th October 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-2-116

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, Rosette-Mascle (N 1449 - 1452)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown, saltires by hair
Obverse inscription: [hENRICV]S (saltire) REX (mascle) ANG[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil at centre of cross
Reverse inscription: CI[VI/TA]S/EBO/R[AC]I
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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