WMID-914373: Medieval coin: Incomplete half penny, probably of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-914373

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete struck / hammered silver halfpenny, probably of Edward IV (AD 1461 to AD 1470), probably issued as part of his Heavy coinage series between AD 1461 and AD 1464. Minted in London. Withers type 1-5.

Diameter: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1464

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 28th September 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, First reign, Heavy coinage, not further defined (N 1545 - 1547)
Obverse description: Probably Crowned bust facing forwards
Obverse inscription: Probably EDWARD REX[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Lombardic Ns.
Reverse inscription: CIVI TAS [ ]DON
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Harrold (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9457
Four figure Latitude: 52.20322261
Four figure longitude: -0.62593516
1:25K map: SP9457
1:10K map: SP95NW
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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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