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Unique ID: HAMP-1A2EC5
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A very worn 14th-century debased silver medieval Irish halfpenny of Edward III (1327-77), dating to 1339-40 coinage, mint: Dublin (Spink S6269; North Group H). Refs: Spink 2003: 128; North 1997: 17.
The coin has suffered some circumferential losses. The wear is differential on the surfaces with the reverse surviving far better.
This is a very rare issue with few examples known (North 1997, 18).
This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 15.2 mm
Width: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.43 g
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th June 2011 - Sunday 31st July 2011
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Other reference: E3173
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin
Type: Irish: penny of Edward III (S 6269)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with large pellet on breast, within triangle
Obverse inscription: [*] EDW/ARDV/S REX
Reverse description: Circle formed of small pellets divided into quarters by long cross pattée; three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS */DVBL/INIE
Initial mark: * Star
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|North, J.J.||1997||The Anglo-Irish halfpence, farthings and post-1290 pence of Edward I and III||London||The British Numismatic Society||18||Group H|