LON-D57185: A Medieval silver half penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: LON-D57185

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver half penny of Edward IV (second reign AD1471-1483). There are some edge losses.

Dimensions: diameter: 12.61mm; weight: 0.28g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1471
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.28 g
Diameter: 12.61 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny of Edward IV not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, D to the left V to the right
Obverse inscription: [---]WAR[---]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI[TAS ---]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.503528
Four figure longitude: -0.099555
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

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

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