SOM-15B13C: Medieval coin: halfgroat of Edward IV, First reign

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-15B13C

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward IV, First reign (1461-1470), Class VII, minted at York, initial mark Fleur de lis, AD 1466-1467, North (1991:88) no.1588. The coin is broken across from an old break with c.50% left.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1466
Date to: Exactly AD 1467

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 26.5 mm
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16615

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1584 - 1590)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing in arched tressure with quatrefoils by neck
Obverse inscription: [EDWARD] DI GRA RE[X A]nG[L...]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legend which is in two concentric circles with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: POSV A/[...]/E MEVM // CIVI/TA[S/ EBO]/RACI
Initial mark: Unclear / Lis
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Cullompton CP

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

References cited

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