LVPL-AE5F11: Medieval groat of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-AE5F11

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver pierced groat of Edward IV, (1461-1483).

Obv: EDWARD DANG; crowned bust forward, B on breast, quatrefoils at neck.

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEVM, VILLA BRISTOW; long cross dividing legend, pellets in each angle.

Bristol Mint.

IM: Crown. Pierced to the left of the crown.

North 1580.

Notes:

The coin has been pierced, potentially indicating a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure (under Treasure Act 1996). However, coins dating after AD1180 with similar piercings are also known in hoards of currency, suggesting that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins, and not all coins were pierced to convert them into objects such as pendants. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a coin or as another type of object at the time that the coin was deposited.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.67 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 25.66 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Bristol
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1562 - 1583)
Obverse description: Crowned bust forward, B on breast, quatrefoils at neck.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD D…ANG
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend, pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEVM, VILLA BRISTOW
Initial mark: Crown.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Oswestry

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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