WMID-E9C6E5: Medieval coin: penny of Edward IV (obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WMID-E9C6E5

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An incomplete struck/ hammered silver penny of Edward IV (probably), minted in Durham by Bishop Lawrence Booth during his second reign between AD 1471-1483 (diameter: 15mm; thickness: 0.5mm; weight: 0.58g). The coin is in a slightly worn but fair condition.

Ref: North, J, J, 'English Hammered Coinage Vol II', 1991, page 95, ref nos 1658-1663.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1471
Date to: Ante AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.58 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 20th September 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing foward with possible cross at bust.
Obverse inscription: [ ]D[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee dividing reverse into four, with three pellet in each quarter. A 'D' in the centre of the reverse.
Reverse inscription: Unclear.
Initial mark: Unclear.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Lichfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1010
Four figure Latitude: 52.687599
Four figure longitude: -1.853498
1:25K map: SK1010
1:10K map: SK11SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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