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NARC-38F273: NARC-38F273 : Penny : Edward IV

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-38F273

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Penny of Edward IV, first Reign, AD 1461-1470. Light coinage. Long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil in centre. Minted in York, under Archbishop George Neville, local die 1. AD 1465-1470.

Diameter: 16.18mm, Thickness: 0.64mm, Weight: 0.7g.

North Vol II, P 88, No 1594.

The coin is missing a portion of its outer flan between 11-1 O’clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1465
Date to: Circa AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 16.18 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1591 - 1607)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, G to left and key to right of bust
Obverse inscription: [EDWA]RDVSxRE[X A]n[GL]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil in centre
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS/[EBO]/RACI
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Catesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5159
Four figure Latitude: 52.22684912
Four figure longitude: -1.25476277
1:25K map: SP5159
1:10K map: SP55NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 88 1594

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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