BH-575213: Half groat of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-575213

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A hammered silver coin of medieval date. Light issue half groat of Edward IV. Canterbury mint. The coin has good surface detail with little wear or corrosion. It measures 18.6mm diameter by 0.5mm thick and weighs 1.35g.

Class: Half groat

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1464
Date to: AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th July 2005

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 05/128 - 15

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, within a border of curves.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD.DI.GRA.REX.ANGL.Z FRAN
Reverse description: Long cross, 3 pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVM.A/DIVTOR/EM.MEVM CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Astwick

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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