LON-5EA660: A Medieval silver coin: halfpenny of Edward III’s second coinage (AD1335-43).

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-5EA660

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A Medieval silver coin: halfpenny of Edward III’s second coinage (AD1335-43). Obverse: Crowned bust facing, drapery comprises two wedges Obverse inscription: EDWA R [ANGL DNS HYB] (unbarred A) Star at the end of the legend. Reverse: Three conjoined pellets in each quarter Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON Star at the end of the legend. Die axis measurement: 11.00 Dimensions: diameter: 15.66mm; weight: 0.61g. Identification by Dr Barrie Cook, Curator of Medieval and Early Modern Coinage, Department of Coins and Medals. The British Museum

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1335
Date to: AD 1343

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.61 g
Diameter: 15.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Dr Barrie Cook

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward III, 2nd coinage, not further defined (W1-10)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, drapery comprises two wedges
Obverse inscription: EDWA R [ANGL DNS HYB] (unbarred A) star at end of legend
Reverse description: Three conjoined pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON Star at end of legend
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Steeple Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4925
Four figure Latitude: 51.921374
Four figure longitude: -1.288912
1:25K map: SP4925
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 0.1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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