NARC-392E08: NARC-392E08 : Groat : Richard III

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-392E08

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 An incomplete silver Groat of Richard III (AD 1483-1485). Standard type F. Long cross reverse with three pellets in each quadrant and legend in two fields. Boar’s head initial mark, BH (2). London mint.

Diameter: 24.94mm, Thickness: 1.03mm, Weight: 3.0g.

North Vol II, P 97, No 1679.

The coin is missing a portion of its outer flan between 12-1 O’clock

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1483
Date to: Circa AD 1485

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.03 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 24.94 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Richard III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat or halfgroat of Richard III
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within tressure of arches
Obverse inscription: [RI]CARDxDI'GRAxREXAnGLx[Z]FRAnC
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quadrant and legend in two fields
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn//POSVI/DEVMxA/DIV[TO]R/ExMEVM
Initial mark: Boars Head (2)
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Grassland, Heathland
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 97 1679

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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