SWYOR-63E79F: Medieval coin; penny of Richard II

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Unique ID: SWYOR-63E79F

Object type certainty: Possibly
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A Medieval coin; a silver penny of Richard II (1377-99), York mint, Type III a or IIIb. See North number 1329e-f. The coin is 16.5mm diameter, 0.6mm thick, 0.81g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1377
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th August 2013 - Saturday 31st August 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2423

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Richard II, Type 3 (N 1329e-f)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust with cross on breast and breastline indicated.
Obverse inscription: + RICARD RE[X] (ANGL Z FR)AN
Reverse description: Long cross with a quatrefoil at the centre, and three pellets touching in each angle.
Reverse inscription: CI(VI TAS E)BORACI [mark after TAS]
Initial mark: cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract South (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4519
Four figure Latitude: 53.66555248
Four figure longitude: -1.32043485
1:25K map: SE4519
1:10K map: SE41NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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