England, Henry VIII: Half penny, London. S. 2356

Started by Phill Strange, July 26, 2016, 10:43:47 AM

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Phill Strange

Hi!
I picked up a Hammered silver Farthing, I can just make out 'DON' on the legend on the back which I think means London mint.
I have a feeling its Henry VII or Henry VIII by the style of the crown (tho there is no portcullis mint mark before his name which would intricate not Henry VIII) tbh but would like to hear your thoughts?
It measures 11.2mm & weighs in at 0.2grams.
Thoughts? :)

Figleaf

Been looking at this from time to time, but I don't get any further. A candidate for inspection at the BM, maybe?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

andyg

Not sure there are any portrait issue Farthings from Henry VIII - they should have a portcullis or a rose....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

That made the coin drop ;). Spink 2356, HALFPENNY Henry VIII, facing bust in round crown / long cross with three annulets in each corner in pearl circle, London mint.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Phill Strange

Great wee job, many thanks! :)

Tirant

Moved from Medieval's Christian coins to pre-decimal british.