IOW-9A6E24: Medieval Coin: Groat of Richard III

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Unique ID: IOW-9A6E24

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete silver groat of Richard III. AD 1483-85 (North 1975, 79, ref. 1679).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.76 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 30th January 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2008-1-61

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Richard III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Richard III (N 1679 - 1681)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches. No pellet below bust
Obverse inscription: RICARD DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: Outer: POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper) Inner: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Sun and rose
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 6th February 2008
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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