IOW-EAC202: Medieval Coin: Farthing of Henry VI

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-EAC202

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver farthing of Henry VI (1422-1426), minted at London and dating to the period 1454-1460. Probably cross V initial mark (Withers and Withers 2003: 52, S.1).

Obverse: +hE[ ]REX AnGL; Crowned bust facing, saltire on neck, nothing by crown.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/L[On]/Don; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.21g. DA=12:12-1.

Withers, P. and B. 2003. Halfpennies and Farthings. Henry IV,V and VI. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

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 1454
Date to: Exactly AD 1460

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.21 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Wednesday 15th May 2019

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-178

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, Saltire issues, nothing by crown (North: Cross-Pellet (b) issue)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, saltire on neck, nothing by crown
Obverse inscription: +hE[ ]REX AnGL
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/L[On]/Don
Initial mark: Cross V (probably)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2003 Halfpennies and Farthings: Henry IV, V and VI Llanfyllin Galata Print 52, S.1

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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