SWYOR-933FB8: Medieval coin; penny of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-933FB8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin; a penny originally identified as possibly of Richard III (AD 1483 - 1485) issued under Bishop John Sherwood (AD 1484 - 1494) and dating from AD 1484 -1485 but subsequently re-identified as a penny probably of Edward IV second reign (AD 1471 - 1483). Mint of Durham. The coin is 15.6mm diameter and 0.4mm thick. 0.64g. See North number 1659 - 1666 in Volume II, page 95.

Notes:

Alastair Wardle suggests that this coin is "More likely an Edward IV light coinage penny [AD 1464 - 1470] minted at Durham, clipped as is usual for the period", though no examples with a D in the centre of the reverse are listed in North. Another possibility is Edward IV, second coinage. Dave the Moneyer (www.grunal.com) also suggests Edward IV, second reign.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1471
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2000 - Thursday 23rd April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Mr Andrew Ramsden
Secondary identifier: Mr Dave Moneyer

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2555

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1641 - 1666)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust
Obverse inscription: [...]RD[...]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each angle and a letter D in the centre
Reverse inscription: CIV[ITAS ...]
Initial mark: illegible
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Parlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4336
Four figure Latitude: 53.81850716
Four figure longitude: -1.34834258
1:25K map: SE4336
1:10K map: SE43NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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