ESS-7402D8: Medieval Coin : Halfgroat of Edward IV

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A Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward IV (first reign, 1461 - 1470 AD), light coinage, minted in Canterbury (Episcopal), 1464 - 1470 AD. North (1991: pg. 88) no. 1590.


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Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1464
Date to: Circa AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1993 - Friday 31st December 1993

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Mr Mike Cuddeford
Secondary identifier: Miss Sarah R Deacon

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Reference 036-C0011

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1584 - 1590)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing forward within a tressure of arches.
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
Parish or ward: Great Waltham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6913
Four figure Latitude: 51.79012695
Four figure longitude: 0.4490007
1:25K map: TL6913
1:10K map: TL61SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

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