LEIC-5BB579: LEIC-5BB579: medieval coin: groat of Edward IV,

Rights Holder: Leicestershire County Council
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Unique ID: LEIC-5BB579

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A slightly clipped silver medieval groat of Edward IV, issued AD 1464/5-1470. Second coinage. ?Crown/sun inital marks. Quatrefoils by neck and on breast. London mint.

North 1991, vol.II, 87, no.1571ff

Diameter: 25.0mm, thickness: 1.0mm, weight: 2.77g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1464
Date to: Exactly AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 2.77 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1631 - 1633)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, quatrefoil to each side of neck and on cusp
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA D--
Reverse description: Long cross dividing double legend, three pellets in each quarter.
Initial mark: ?Crown/Sun
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Gilmorton (Civil Parish)

References cited

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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