IOW-E664D8: IOW-E664D8 Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Edward III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E664D8

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A Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward III (1327-1377), minted at London. Pre-Treaty period, series C, 1351-1352 (North 1991: 50, ref: 1148). Obverse: EDWARDVS REX ANGL Z FRANCI; Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches. Reverse: Outer: +POS/VI DEV/ADIVT/ORE M (I have made God my helper)/Inner: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Class: Halfgroat

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: Exactly AD 1351
Date to: Exactly AD 1352

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.99 g
Diameter: 22.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st August 2010

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: IOW2011-5-45

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfgroat: Edward III, 4th coinage, pre-treaty C (N 1148)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS REX ANGL Z FRANCI (Ns with reversed bars, annulet stops)
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: Outer: +POS/VI DEV/ADIVT/ORE M (I have made God my helper)/Inner: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON (Ns with reversed bars, Lombardic M
Initial mark: Cross 1
Die axis measurement: 9 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
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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 50 1148

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Audit data

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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