Silver halfpenny of Henry V
Lancastrian, struck during the period 1413-1422
Found at Winchester, Hampshire
Henry V inherited the throne from his father, Henry IV, in 1413 and immediately renewed the war with France defeating the French at Agincourt in 1415. During his reign the coinage improved both in quality and quantity due to the English victories but also to the reduced weight coinage introduced in his father's reign. This coin was struck at the London mint.