SOM-84AB74: Medieval coin: Irish penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: SOM-84AB74

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Medieval Irish silver penny of Edward IV (1461-1483), bust with suns and roses coinage, type I, minted at Dublin, AD 1478-1483, Spink 6394.

Like most examples of this issue the coin is badly clipped. The coin has broken into five pieces. It is currently held together by tape and the weight includes this.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1478
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st March 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020620

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England
Type: Irish penny of Edward IV, obverse facing bust with suns and roses , reverse rose on cross (S 6393 - 6398)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing, rose/sun by crown and sun/rose by neck
Obverse inscription: EDWA[...]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legend with small rose at centre of cross and rose and 2 suns and sun and 2 roses alternating in angles
Reverse inscription: [C]IVI/T[AS...]
Initial mark: (Rose)
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: West Crewkerne

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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