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PUBLIC-3B3496: Medieval Coin : Half Penny  of Henry VI.

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-3B3496

Object type certainty: Certain
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A broken and worn silver long-cross halfpenny of Henry VI (AD.1422-1471 and AD. 1470-1471). The obverse shows a plain initial cross with crowned head facing. There are annulets by the neck. Obverse legend reads + hENRI[C REX] ANGL. The reverse shows three pellets in each quarter with annulets in the opposite VIL and CAL quarters. Reverse legend reads VIL/LA./ CAL/IS. (the stops are all double saltires). This coin is a Calais mint annulet issue.(First reign) The die axis is 7 o'clock .

Notes:

Book Ref : Halfpennies & farthings Henry VI,V &VI Paul and Bente R Withers p.44.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1461

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th March 2019 - Saturday 9th March 2019

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Materials and construction

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

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: Gold noble: Henry VI, First reign, Annulet (N 1414 - 1416)
Obverse description: A plain initial cross with crowned head facing. There are annulets by the neck.
Obverse inscription: + hENRI[C REX] ANGL.
Reverse description: Three pellets in each quarter with annulets in the opposite VIL and CAL quarters.
Reverse inscription: VIL/LA./ CAL/IS.
Initial mark: A plain initial cross.
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ramsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2986
Four figure Latitude: 52.4567248
Four figure longitude: -0.10293177
1:25K map: TL2986
1:10K map: TL28NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: While searching cultivated land.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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