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Henry V 1413-1422

The victor of the famous Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Henry V made England one of the strongest kingdoms in Europe.

Henry succeeded his father as king in March 1413. Although he had to deal with conspiracies to put Edmund Mortimer, the Earl of March, on the throne, these were rarely a serious threat and did not distract him from his main objective: France. As well as demanding lands the French had surrendered in 1360, he claimed Normandy, Touraine and Maine, as well as areas never before held by England.

Hard and domineering, Henry could be ruthless and cruel. Yet he was admired - even by some French writers - as brave and honourable, with a commanding personality. At home, he governed well: law and order were dealt with by reviving the use of the King's Bench as a travelling court and both central and local administration operated smoothly.

Yet he was best when planning and executing his wars against France. Diplomacy ensured English command of the channel and, at home, he began both large-scale borrowing and parliamentary taxation to finance his ambitions. His success in raising the money reflected the enthusiasm he raised for the war. His main objective was to take the towns and fortresses of northern France and make them permanent English garrisons, exploiting the surrounding countryside to make the war pay its own way.

Henry invaded France in 1415 with a small army, winning a decisive victory at Agincourt while en route to Calais. Between 1417 and 1419 Henry followed up this success with the conquest of Normandy. Rouen surrendered in January 1419 and his successes forced the French to agree to the Treaty of Troyes in May 1420. Henry was recognised as heir to the French throne and regent of France. The following month he married Catherine, the daughter of Charles VI of France.

However, Charles VI's son continued the war. In 1422 Henry contracted dysentery and died at the siege of Meaux in August, leaving only his baby son as heir.

Groats

 

1413 Henry V hammered silver groat - scare 'scowling bust' type - im Pierced cross with pellet at centre - Class B

9 arches to tressure - Mullet on right of breast - Double satire stops

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLE Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 - 22 Henry V hammered silver groat - Class C - Mullet on right shoulder - satire stops

Obv + hENRIC x DIx GRAx REXxANGLxZxFRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 
 

Half groats

1413 - 1422 Henry V hammered silver half groat - pierced cross initial mark - Type C (a) Initial cross with pellet at centre, broken annulet to left of crown

1.69g, 22.32mm

Obv +HENRICxDIxGRA'xREX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Rarer 1420 Henry V hammered silver half groat - Class F London, annulet and trefoil by crown

Satire stop to other legend - 11 arches to tressure - mullet on breast- tall neck with 'larynx'- Crown of earlier class A-C

Obv +hENRIC:DI:GRA:REX.ANGLIE:Z:F'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

 

 

Penny

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver halfpenny - Type 10 - inital mark roundabout - Annulet to left:trefoil right by hair

Obv +HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

12.83mm, 045g

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny 0.91g - 16.11 mm
Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny, York mint with mullet to left and lis to right of crown(y)
Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny
Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny
Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny
Henry V 1413 AD hammered silver penny

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Pierced cross initial mark - 0.925 FINE - Type 3, Small whole annulet either side of crown

+HENRIC :REX :ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - lONDON MINT

0.46g, 12.67mm

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny
Longcross penny

1413-22 AD Henry V, hammered silver half penny - Type 3, annulets by crown

obv HENRIC REX ANGL

rev CIVITAS LONDON

12.88mm

Henry V 1413-1422 hammered silver penny

0.68g

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver halfpenny - broken annulets by crown - earl hair - Type 5

Obv HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.42g, 13.57mm

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver penny - Pierced cross

 

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulet to left and pellet to right by crown

Note The pellets seem to have been produced by converting broken annulets on dies. They may appear whole or 'nicked' depending on the accuracy and force with which they are applied within the annulet

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 Henry V hammered silver penny - quadrefoil with pellet on rev

York archbishop issue

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver halfpenny - early hair type Type 5 broken annulets by crown

Obv +hENRICxREXxANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet to left of crown

Quatrefoil with pellet reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet, broken annulet by crown - Inital mark Cross Pattee

Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 7 broken annulets by crown

Obv + hENRIC x REXxANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.43g, 12.59mm

1413 Henry V hammered silver penny - quadrefoil with pellet on rev

York archbishop issue

14313 -22 Henry V hammered silver half penny- pellet and broken annulet by crown

Type 6

Obv HENRICVS REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 Henry V hammered silver half penny

Obv HENR *****

pellet by crown

1351-77 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty

Obv EDW *** ANGLI F

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil with pellet reverse cross

 

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil with pellet reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver farthing - Type 7 - early hair type

Broken annulet right and pellet left either side of crown

Obv + HENRICxREXxANGL

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1413 -1422 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulet by crown - im pierced

Std G type

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - annulet to right side of neck -

Obv hENRI * ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny -

York archbishop issue

Quatrefoil with pellet reverse cross

Double struck 1413-1422 Henry V hammered silver penny - Trefoil by crown - initial mark Cross Pattee

Quadrafoil with dot in centre of reverse cross

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANG

Rev - CIVI/TAS/EBO/ RACI - York mint

1413 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets by hair - Type 5

Obv ** REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny

Obv hENRIC'x REX :ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets both sides of crown - Type 5

Obv +hENRICx REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mi

1414 - 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets by hair

Obv +hENRIC x REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1422 -27 Henry V hammered silver penny - annulet issue , double satire stops and after TAS

annulets in 2 quadrants on reverse

Obv *** VS x REX x ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TASx /***/**N - London mint

1413-1422 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet and annulet by crown Type D

Obv +hENRIC DI GRA REX ANG

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1399-1413 Henry V hammered silver half penny - trefoil and annulet by hair - Type 11

Obv + hENRICxREX :ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON

1399- 1413 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 5 (iii) broken annulets by crown - satire stops on reverse legend

Obv hEN

Rev CIVI/TASx/LON/DONx- London mint

1413 - 22 Henry V hammered silver penny mullet and annualet by hair

Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

York mint

   

 

 

1413- 1422 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet and broken annulet to crown - long neck

Obv HENRIC **

Rev CIVI/** ELM - Durham mint

1413 -1422 Henry V hammered silver penny - Star by crown, should be a mullet as reverse legend has satire stop after TAS - broken annulet to right of crown

Obv hENRIC****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 8 - Pellets both sides of crown

Obv +hENRICVSxREX:ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 11 - Trefoil to left of crown, annulet to right

Obv +hENRIC'xREX:ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets both sides of crown - Type 5a

Obv +hENRICx REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TASx/LON/DON - London mint

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 4

Satire after TAS- Henry V, Broken annulet by crown

Obv +hENRIC x REX ***

Rev CIVI/TAS*/LON/DON- London mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny

Broken annulet by crown, satire after TAS

Rev TAS+/EB - York mint

1413 - 1422 Henry V hammered silver penny

Mullet left and pellet right of crown

Obv +hENRIC x REX ANGLIE

Obv CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 2, pellet and broken annulet by crown - satire stops in reverse legend

Obv + HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny

Double satire stop on obverse

Quadrefoil with pellet at centre on reverse cross

York mint Archiepiscopal issue

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 10

Annulet to left and trefoil to right by hair

Obv + hENRIC x Rex X:ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413-1422 Henry V hammered silver penny

Annulet to right of crown - quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Rev ** ACI/TAS - York mint