WMID-3B7061: WMID-3B7061: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Edward III

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A complete struck / hammered silver halfpenny, of Edward III (AD 1327 to AD 1377), probably dating to period between AD 1335 and AD 1343. London Mint. Star marked coinage. Wren type 4. North Class 1 1100/1

Diameter: 15.19 mm
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 0.6 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1335
Date to: Circa AD 1343

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 15.19 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr David Symons

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, 2nd coinage, Withers type 4
Obverse description: Crowned head facing forwards
Obverse inscription: EDW [ ]REX ANG*
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI TAS LON DON
Initial mark: cross potent
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ansley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2892
Four figure Latitude: 52.52516
Four figure longitude: -1.588732
1:25K map: SP2892
1:10K map: SP29SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

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