WMID-7717A1: A groat of Edward III (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-7717A1

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A silver groat of Edward III (1327-1377). London mint. Fourth coinage (Pre-Treaty period), series E (1354-1355) (North ref N1163) or series G (1356-1361) (North ref N1194).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1354
Date to: AD 1361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.32 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Secondary identifier: Mr Jim Wall

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Groat: Edward III, 4th coinage, pre-treaty, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of arches. Arches fleured, except the top two.
Obverse inscription: EDWA(RD D) G RE(X A)N(G)L Z FRANC D HYB (with annulet stops).
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing the legends in two concentric circles; in each angle three pellets.
Initial mark: Cross (unclear)
Die axis measurement: 8 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: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Hammerwich (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0707
Four figure Latitude: 52.660677
Four figure longitude: -1.897942
1:25K map: SK0707
1:10K map: SK00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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