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WMID-552662: Medieval coin: Penny of Robert of Bethune, Count of Flanders. Minted in Ghent

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Unique ID: WMID-552662

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete struck / hammered silver penny of Robert III of Bethune , Count of Flanders (AD 1305 to AD 1322), dating to c. AD 1317. MON ETA GAN DES reverse type depicting a long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Minted in Ghent. Mayhew type 210.

Diameter: 16.75 mm
Thickness: 0.56 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1317

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.56 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 16.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th May 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Robert III, Count of Flanders
Mint or issue place: Ghent
Type: Edwardian imitation: M 209 - 219
Obverse description: Crowned head facing forwards
Obverse inscription: EDL ROBERTVS C[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MON ETA G[ ]S
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Appleby Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2909
Four figure Latitude: 52.67793
Four figure longitude: -1.572509
1:25K map: SK2909
1:10K map: SK20NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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