LON-139AE4: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Edward III

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Unique ID: LON-139AE4

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A worn medieval silver halfpenny of Edward III dating to 1344 to 1351AD. London mint (N1131). The coin measures 15.1mm (diameter) x 0.9mm (thickness) and weighs 0.57g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1344
Date to: Exactly AD 1351

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 15.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Saturday 31st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Kath Creed

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward III, 3rd 'florin' coinage, not further defined
Obverse description: Crown bust facing
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS REX
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found on the Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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