HAMP-1A2EC5: Medieval coin: Irish halfpenny of Edward I

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Unique ID: HAMP-1A2EC5

Object type certainty: Certain
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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).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1339
Date to: Exactly AD 1340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.2 mm
Width: 14.6 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.43 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th June 2011 - Sunday 31st July 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3173

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Wherwell CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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