SOM-168C7A: Medieval coin: Halfgroat of Edward III

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Unique ID: SOM-168C7A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bent and clipped medieval silver halfgroat of Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth coinage, minted at London, 1351-1377

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1351
Date to: Exactly AD 1377

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.4 mm
Width: 19.1 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd January 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16615

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfgroat: Edward III, 4th coinage, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing in nine-arched tressure
Obverse inscription: [E]D[WARDVS REX ANGL]I [...]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing the legend in two concentric circles; three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [POS/VI DEV/ADI]VT/OR[E m] // CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Halberton CP

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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