SF-8CA687: Medieval Edward I sterling penny coin hoard

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Unique ID: SF-8CA687

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silver pennies from the reign of King Edward I (1279-1307) and thus their metal fineness will be of the traditional sterling standard of 92.5% fine metal. Their details are as follows. Pennies of Edward I 1. Class 1d (May-December 1279) London 1.35g 2. Class 2b (January-May 1280) London 1.13g 3. Class 4a4 (1282-9) Canterbury 1.36g 4. Class 4b London 1.35g 5. Class 4b London 1.39g 6. Class 4b London 1.41g 7. Class 4c London 1.33g 8. Class 4e London 1.40g As can be seem, the coins all belong to the start of the Edwardian sterling coinage (introduced in 1279) and are also of very good weight. It is very probable indeed that they represent a single deposit made in the course of the 1280s (class 4 was in production 1282-9, but it is likely that the bulk of this issue belongs to the early part of the period). It is my opinion, therefore, that the find fulfils the criteria of Treasure, according to the terms of the Act. Dr Barrie J. Cook Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Coinage Department of Coins and Medals British Museum 5 May 2005

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2006 T212


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1279
Date to: AD 1307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 7

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th April 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Dr Barrie Cook

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2006 T212
Treasure case number: 2006 T212

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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