HESH-B471B6: Medieval Coin: Silver groat of Edward IV, initial mark: Lis (possibly). Mint: York.

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-B471B6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver groat of Edward IV, initial mark: Lis (possibly). Mint: York.

Notes:

The obverse has been nicked several times - presumably to check the silver content. Also it seems as if the coin has been bitten as three clear teeth marks can be seen impressed into the surface.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1461
Date to: AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.37 g
Diameter: 23.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of arches with trefoil terminals. There is a closed E on the breast and no marks by the neck.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD [...]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing the inscription, in each of the quarters are three pellets.
Reverse inscription: [POSVI] DEV ADIVTO[REM MEV] / CIVITAS EBORACI
Initial mark: Lis (possibly)
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dinedor

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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