SF-81D86C: Medieval coin: imitation sterling penny issued by Gaucher of Chatilion

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-81D86C

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 A Medieval silver Continental penny imitation of a sterling type issued by Gaucher of Chatilion (AD 1313-1322), Constable of France and Count of Porcien, dating to AD 1313-1322 (Mayhew 237). Obverse depicting crowned facing bust with the legend GALChs COMES [P]ORC, pattee cross initial mark. Reverse depicting long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quarter with the legend MON/ETA/OVA/[YVE.] Mint of Yves. Ref. Mayhew 1983: 294.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1313
Date to: Circa AD 1322

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Tuesday 31st December 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref: FSF13

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Gaucher of Châtillon count of Porcien and Constable (France)
Mint or issue place: Yves
Type: Edwardian imitation: not further defined (M 237 - 250)
Obverse description: Bifoliate crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: +GALChs COMES [P]ORC
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MON/ETA/PVA/[YVE]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Fressingfield

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mayhew, N. 1983 Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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