1623, Treaty Period, Calais. -
Halfgroat, Calais, mm. cross potent, annulet on breast, rev. reverse-barred Ns, normal tail to R, 2.30g/12h (DIG 1i/2; N 1263; S 1623). A coin from the 2009 Corringham Hoard (Essex) - Brian Smyth, 65, and friend Nick Rowntree, 57, uncovered 519 14th century silver and gold coins in a farmer’s field in Corringham in August 2009. Altogether there was a total of 519 coins in use in the 14th Century with the latest of no later than 1380. A total of 519 coins were recovered comprising of 492 English (including 5 Gold) with the remainder being Irish, Scottish, Continental and 2 Counterfeits. The Coins were declared Treasure Trove at a Chelmsford hearing in 2011. The British Museum declined the Hoard and the coins were returned to the finders. The Hoard was sold in two parts at DNW Auctioneers in September and December 2012.