SUSS-08DDA4: Medieval Coin: Silver Long Cross Penny of Uncertain Issuer

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-08DDA4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremely worn and possibly double-struck Medieval silver penny of uncertain issuer. Mint of York, probably of Archiespiscopal issue. The penny has been pierced with a double hole from the reverse surface.

Due to severe surface wear, a bend in the coin and partial double-striking of both faces, a full identification of this coin is impossible.

Notes:

The coin has been pierced, indicating a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure (under Treasure Act 1996). However, coins dating after AD1180 with similar piercings are also known in hoards of currency, suggesting that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins, and not all coins were pierced to convert them into objects such as pendants. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a coin or as another type of object at the time that the coin was deposited.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.45 mm
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 18.09 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 31st October 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing; unclear.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with quatrefoil and pellet in centre and three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: CIVI[TAS] [EBO RACI]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Hellingly (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5812
Four figure Latitude: 50.885888
Four figure longitude: 0.244863
1:25K map: TQ5812
1:10K map: TQ51SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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