SWYOR-8A3401: a medieval coin: a penny of Edward III

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-8A3401

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver coin: a penny of Edward III (1327-77), Pre-treaty period, Durham mint. It is 18.2mm in diameter and 0.7mm thick. It weighs1.15gm.

The quality of the obverse die used for this coin appears to be very poor: the lettering is of different sizes and staggered, the king's head is tilted to the right, and there are broken annulets above each shoulder of the bust and at the end of the legend. This perhaps indicates a coin of series F as a crude local die is known to have been used at Durham for this series of coins.

For reference, see North, volume 1, number 1177.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1351
Date to: Circa AD 1361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1703

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Edward III, 4th coinage, pre-treaty F (N 1176-1177)
Obverse description: A forward facing, crowned bust of the king. There appear to be broken annulets above each shoulder and at tbe end of the obverse legend
Obverse inscription: ED[WARDV]S REX ANGLI
Reverse description: A long cross pattee dividing the legend with three pellets in each angle. One limb of the cross becomes a right-facing crozier before the start of the CIVI quarter.
Reverse inscription: CIVIT[AS DVR]EME
Initial mark: Cross 2
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Malton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8075
Four figure Latitude: 54.164579
Four figure longitude: -0.776215
1:25K map: SE8075
1:10K map: SE87NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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