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Unique ID: SF-8CA687

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find waiting to be validated

silver pennies from the reign of King Edward I (1279-1307) and thus their metal fineness will be of the traditional sterling standard of 92.5% fine metal. Their details are as follows. Pennies of Edward I 1. Class 1d (May-December 1279) London 1.35g 2. Class 2b (January-May 1280) London 1.13g 3. Class 4a4 (1282-9) Canterbury 1.36g 4. Class 4b London 1.35g 5. Class 4b London 1.39g 6. Class 4b London 1.41g 7. Class 4c London 1.33g 8. Class 4e London 1.40g As can be seem, the coins all belong to the start of the Edwardian sterling coinage (introduced in 1279) and are also of very good weight. It is very probable indeed that they represent a single deposit made in the course of the 1280s (class 4 was in production 1282-9, but it is likely that the bulk of this issue belongs to the early part of the period). It is my opinion, therefore, that the find fulfils the criteria of Treasure, according to the terms of the Act. Dr Barrie J. Cook Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Coinage Department of Coins and Medals British Museum 5 May 2005

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T212


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1279
Date to: AD 1307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th April 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Barrie Cook - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T212
Treasure case number: 2006 T212

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]

A resized image of Medieval Edward I sterling penny coin hoard

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern
County: Suffolk
District: Suffolk Coastal
To be known as: Rendham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Character undetermined[scope notes]

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Created: Friday 21st April 2006
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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