NLM-ABDE4E: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-ABDE4E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Round halfpenny of Henry VI (first reign, 1422-1461), annulet coinage of 1422-1427, Calais mint. Cracked across flan.

Obverse description: Facing bare shouldered bust with neck separate from chin, tall bifoliate crown, an annulet above each shoulder. Initial 'roundabout' cross (Withers and Withers 2009, page 35)

Obverse inscription: +HENRIC xREXx[--]

Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle, annulet in diagonally opposed quarters

Reverse inscription: [VIL]/LAxx/CAL/IS

Diameter: 14.4mm, Weight: 0.39gms, die axis: 3

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 1422
Date to: Exactly AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.39 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

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: NLM42386

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VI of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1434, 1435, 1436)
Obverse description: Facing bare shouldered bust with neck separate from chin, tall bifoliate crown, an annulet above each shoulder
Obverse inscription: +HENRIC xREXx[--]
Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each angle, annulet in diagonally opposed quarters
Reverse inscription: [VIL]/LAxx/CAL/IS
Initial mark: 'roundabout' cross (Withers and Withers 2009, pag
Die axis measurement: 3 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: near Binbrook

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 10 days ago
Updated: 10 days ago

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