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CORN-419A99: long cross penny of Henry VI (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-419A99

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver long cross penny of Henry VI, First Reign (1422-1461), Pinecone-mascle issue (1431-1432/3), mintmark cross fleury (1427-1434) with rosette on breast on obverse and no quatrefoil in the centre of the reverse, even though mint of York under Archbishop Kemp, with distinctive reverse legend with mascle [◊] after EBO. Spink 1881. Cf. Wren, 1995, p.115, York ii

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1431
Date to: Exactly AD 1433

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th August 2019 - Sunday 18th August 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 13

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, Pinecone-Mascle (N 1464 - 1467)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with rosette on breast
Obverse inscription: +hEN[RI]CVS[pinecone REX◊ANGLIE]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/EBO◊/RACI
Initial mark: cross fleury
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Elmswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9764
Four figure Latitude: 52.23892607
Four figure longitude: 0.88378933
1:25K map: TL9764
1:10K map: TL96SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2014 Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 49th edition London Spink and Son Ltd p.200 no.1881
Wren, C.R. 1995 The English Long-Cross Pennies: 1279-1489. Edward I to Henry VII Herne Bay Plantagenet Books p.115 York ii

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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