PUBLIC-B424D5: Medieval coin: Penny of Richard II

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-B424D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly clipped medieval silver penny of Richard II (1377-1399). Type 1b or local dies Group A (possibly North 1329b or 1330a), possibly muled with Type 1a. Initial mark: unclear, dating to c. 1387-1396. Mint of York. North (1975, 49).

The coin measures 18.6 mm in diameter, 0.62 mm in thickness and weighs 1.02 g. It is difficult to distinguish clipping from somewhat off centre striking, especially on the obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1387
Date to: Circa AD 1396

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Clive Nobbs
Identified by: Mr Clive Nobbs
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Richard II, Type 1 (N 1325, 1326, 1328, 1329a-b)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, with further detail unclear (on breast or by shoulders)
Obverse inscription: [RICARDVS REX] AnG[LIE...]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quarter, quatrefoil with central pellet at centre of cross; possible extra pellet in third quarter
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS/ . EBO/[RACI]
Initial mark: unclear
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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