NCL-E49D79: NCL-E49D79: Medieval coin: penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: NCL-E49D79

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A silver penny of Edward IV, first reign, crown IM minted in London, dating 1464-1470.

The coin is fragmentary, with one quarter completely separate.

North no 1591.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1464
Date to: Circa AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th November 2013 - Tuesday 25th February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Robert Collins
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1591 - 1607)
Obverse description: Forward bust crowned, with annulets (possibly) to either side of the head
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS[...]
Reverse description: Longcross with three pellets in each quarter, with an annulet in the centre of the pellets in the CIVI quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: crown
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Whittington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY9971
Four figure Latitude: 55.03352091
Four figure longitude: -2.0171797
1:25K map: NY9971
1:10K map: NY97SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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