WMID-EDA656: Medieval silver penny

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Unique ID: WMID-EDA656

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and broken silver medieval penny of Edward I (or possibly II), minted in York. The penny is in two pieces.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1279
Date to: Circa AD 1327

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.61 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Wednesday 16th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Edwardian classes 1-15, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: EDW...ANGL DNS...
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [CI]VI/TAS/EBO/RACI
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 3 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: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Ashby Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5690
Four figure Latitude: 52.50503
Four figure longitude: -1.176404
1:25K map: SP5690
1:10K map: SP59SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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