SWYOR-BD7345: Medieval coin; a farthing of Edward III

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Unique ID: SWYOR-BD7345

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A medieval silver farthing of Edward I (1272-1327), class 3c, London mint, dating from 1280-1282. It is 12.4mm in diameter and 0.5m thick. It weighs 0.29gm. Reference: North, volume 2, number 1053/1.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1280
Date to: Circa AD 1282

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.4 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st June 2010 - Tuesday 14th September 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1239

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Farthing: Edwardian class 3 (N 1053 / W 8-13)
Obverse description: A forward facing crowned bust of the king within a beaded circle.
Obverse inscription: EDW[ARDVS RE]X
Reverse description: A long cross pattee dividing the legend with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [LONDINIE]NSIS
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Scotton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8999
Four figure Latitude: 53.480208
Four figure longitude: -0.660372
1:25K map: SK8999
1:10K map: SK89NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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