DEV-9098EE: Medieval coin: penny of Henry VI

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Unique ID: DEV-9098EE

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A clipped medieval silver penny of Henry VI (first reign, 1422-1461), annulet coinage, dating from 1422-1427.

Minted at York. As North (1991: 75) no. 1433, with lis by the bust and quatrefoil at centre of the reverse. Part of the coin is missing due to two distinct clips from the 9 o'clock to the 1 o'clock position, leaving no initial mark. There is a suggestion that the reverse was mis-struck, with a shadow pellet appearing in one quarter.

Measurements: 15.1mm diameter, 0.9 mm thick, weight 0.69g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1427

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.69 g
Diameter: 15.1 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018438

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, Annulet (N 1431 - 1433)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with lis by bust
Obverse inscription: [...]IC DI GRAT[...]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the legend with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [...]RACI[...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Broad Clyst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9793
Four figure Latitude: 50.72745962
Four figure longitude: -3.46069272
1:25K map: SX9793
1:10K map: SX93NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son

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Recording Institution: DEV
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