WMID-788E76: Medieval coin: Penny of Edward I or Edward II (obverse, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-788E76

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A complete silver penny of Edward I (1272-1307) or Edward II (1307-1327). Berwick-Upon Tweed Mint,. Class 4c (c.1300-c.1310) (North reference N1080). The coins minted at Berwick-Upon Tweed, 1296-1318 and 1333-1344, whilst being the same types as the English coins, do not fall into the same classes as most are from locally made dies (North, 1991, vol 2, p 38).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1310

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st March 2007

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: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England
Mint or issue place: Berwick
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Edward I, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a pellet on the chest. Bifoliate crown.
Obverse inscription: EDW(A R) ANGL DNS H(YB)
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the legend with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: (VILL AB)E REV V[ICI]
Initial mark: 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: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.579551
Four figure longitude: -1.750556
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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