WILT-D5DC51: Medieval coin : Halfpenny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: WILT-D5DC51

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Medieval halfpenny of Edward IV, 14mm in diameter. It is worn and has been clipped and poorly struck, and is possibly a plated ?forgery. Mint: Perhaps Bristol for prototype Date: 1464-70+ Reference: cf. North 1609 Mint: York, episcopal Date: 1471-77 (Archbishop George Neville)


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1464
Date to: AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Bristol
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage, Withers Bristol type 2 (N 1609)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, ?on neck, quatrefoils by neck
Obverse inscription: EDW[
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: SE trefoil -A-
Initial mark: ?crown

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wroughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1578
Four figure Latitude: 51.500741
Four figure longitude: -1.785296
1:25K map: SU1578
1:10K map: SU17NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 1609

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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