HESH-6639E1: Medieval Coin: Penny of Edward III to Richard III

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-6639E1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A heavily worn, clipped and pierced later medieval penny - (1350-1480 AD). The coin has been pierced twice by holes which has obscured the portrait.

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.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.7 mm
Width: 13.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hereford Museum Entry Form: HFDMG 2781

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny, halfpenny or farthing
Ruler/issuer: Edward III - Richard III
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny , halfpenny or farthing of Edward III to Richard III not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned head facing with long hair either side - large pellet at the neck.
Reverse description: Long cross divides the flan and inscription - quatrefoil at centre of the cross - three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [CIVITAS EB]O RA[CI]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Staunton on Wye

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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