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Object type certainty: Certain
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A continuation of a previous hoard 2013 T550.

I have examined a group of 14 coins reported found near Nalesworth, Suffolk. All are official silver coins of medieval kings and will thus be of the sterling standard, over 90% fine metal. Their detaisl are as follows.


[Coins marked with * are fragmentary and those marked ** are bent]

Edward I-II

  1. Penny class 4d (1282-9) Canterbury 1.02
  2. Penny class 9a (c.1299 to 1300/1301) London 1.05
  3. Penny class 9b1 (c.1299 to 1300/1301) London 1.28
  4. Penny class 9b1 Durham 0.94
  5. Penny class 14 (c.1317-1320) Canterbury 1.07
  6. Penny class 15 (1320-c.1333) London 0.99
  7. Halfpenny Withers type 4 London 0.57

Berwick upon Tweed coinage

  1. Penny class3 ? (c.1297) Berwick 0.84

Edward III

Fourth Coinage

  1. Groat pre-Treaty, Series C (1351-2) London 4.63
  2. Groat pre-Treaty, Series C (1351-2) London 3.98*
  3. Groat pre-Treaty, Series E (1354-5) York 4.42**
  4. Half-groat pre-Treaty, Series E (1354-5) London 2.16
  5. Penny pre-Treaty, Series E York, episcopal 1.04
  6. Penny Pre-Treaty, series uncertain London 0.89*

The group consists of four denominations, all the silver ones apart from the farthing. It includes older pennies from before the reform of 1351, but such coins remained in significant use throughout the 1350s, though reduced by ear and clipping to the new weight level, as are those here. Together the coins amount to 1 shilling and 9½pence.


As the group consists of coins of good silver very probably deposited together on a single occasion, in the years around 1360, it is my opinion that they fulfil the criteria of Treasure, according to the terms of the Act.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Halesworth & District Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T264


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date to: Exactly AD 1360

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 14

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Faye Minter
Identified by: Dr Barrie Cook

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T264

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Near Halesworth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Halesworth & District Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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