Noble: Henry V in Ship with Shield of Arms (obverse); Ornamental Cross with Lis Terminals (reverse)

Noble: Henry V in Ship with Shield of Arms (obverse); Ornamental Cross with Lis Terminals (reverse)

1413–22

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Gold

Diameter: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Weight: 7.197 g (0.25 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.164

Location

Did you know?

Henry V's coins are very similar to those of his father; there are seven different varieties of design and style of lettering.

Description

For a considerable time it was impossible to determine which coins belonged to the last part of the reign of Henry IV and which to the first part of the reign of Henry V. However the finding of a hoard of coins in 1929, which contained 63 nobles, resulted in a more correct classification. The importance of finding buried hoards of coins is important to their study. The classification of this coin as class B refers to the type of lettering and markings. There are seven such groups of these coins.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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