WMID-97F2AF: Medieval coin: Silver half penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: WMID-97F2AF

Object type certainty: Certain
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Rally ID: 194

A silver half penny probably of Edward IV's first reign (1461-1470) dating to the period 1461-1464. Inscription mostly illegible. [ JS/L [ ]. Reverse type depicting long cross with three pellets in each quarter. Mint of London. Ref. Withers heavy coinage pg 18-20, type 1-5.

Diameter 12.2mm Weight 0.3g Thickness 0.9mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1464

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd March 2014 - Sunday 23rd March 2014

Rally details.

This object was found at Shipston-on-Stour Rally 23rd March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Claire Hardiman
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally ID: 194

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage, Withers London type 1 (N 1608)
Obverse description: A crowned bust and shoulders with wavy hair. Trifoliate crown with annulet holes.
Obverse inscription: [ ] REX [ ]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: [ JS/ L [ ]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Shipston on Stour (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2439
Four figure Latitude: 52.04887575
Four figure longitude: -1.65144414
1:25K map: SP2439
1:10K map: SP23NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst detecting on a rally

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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