SWYOR-59BDE2: Medieval coin; double petard of Charles the Bold

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-59BDE2

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A medieval silver coin; a double petard of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, Count of Flanders (1467 – 1477). It was minted in 1467 – 1474. The coin is hardly clipped but it quite worn. It has a diameter of 26.1mm and is 0.5mm thick. It weighs 2.6g. Silver double patards of the dukes of Burgandy, from their territories of Brabant and Flanders, were made legally current in England as equal to groats (i.e. fourpence) in a convention of 1469 between Edward IV and Charles the Bold. They remained in currency until the 1520s at least. In contemporary records they are known as "double placks" or "Carolus placks" (Pers. Comm. Barrie Cook, Department of Coins & Medals, The British Museum). "In hoards of 1464/5-1544 the most frequently encountered foreign silver coin is the double patard of the Duchy of Burgundy, which was accepted as an equivalent of the English groat in Anglo-Burgundian negotiations in 1469. ... hoards seem to indicate that double patards constituted at least 20 per cent of the groat currency by c.1500 (e.g. 22.9% in the Hounslow hoard). The contribution of the double patard to the groat currency seems to have declined slightly after 1500, as new supplies of English groats were produced, but they still constituted 14.7% of the coins of 4d. in the Hartford hoard and 15.4% in the Maidstone hoard" (Allen, M. 2002. "British Numismatic Journal". Vol. 72, 24-84).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1467
Date to: Circa AD 1474

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 26.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th July 2007

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Charles the Bold
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Square topped shield with the arms of Burgundy
Obverse inscription: [+KA]ROLVS:[DE]I:GRA:DVX:BVRG:CO:FL[A]
Reverse description: Cross fleurety
Reverse inscription: SIT:NOM[EN]:DOMI[NI]:BENDICTVM:[..]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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