SWYOR-3D2431: Medieval Irish Silver Coin: A Penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: SWYOR-3D2431

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable Medieval Irish silver coin: probably a penny of Edward IV (1461-1483); probably minted in Dublin. The coin is clipped and worn. The obverse shows a mullet to the right of the crown and indistinct symbols on each side of the neck. The reverse shows a long cross with a quatrefoil with a pellet in the centre and three pellets in each angle.The coin may well be a contemporary copy because the reverse legend looks to be a series of Vs and As or Ds rather than a normal legend. The pellets are also unconvincing.

Thickness: 0.48mm; Diameter: 13.1mm; Weight: 0.29g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 0.29 g
Diameter: 13.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1569

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England
Obverse description: Forward facing bust with mullet to right of crown
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross with quatrefoil and central pellet; three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Fulford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6048
Four figure Latitude: 53.924668
Four figure longitude: -1.087812
1:25K map: SE6048
1:10K map: SE64NW
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: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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