WILT-66B444: Medieval coin: Penny of Richard III

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Unique ID: WILT-66B444

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A worn silver Medieval 15th-century penny of Richard III, Lis initial mark, Durham mint (North 1687; 1483 - 1485 AD)


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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1483
Date to: Exactly AD 1485

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th September 2010 - Sunday 19th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at Urchfont 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 6

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard III of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Richard III (N 1684 - 1687)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: RICARD[...]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter D in centre
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[TAS/.../...]
Initial mark: Lis
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Urchfont

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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