NMGW-11D242: Medieval silver groat Edward III

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HOARD

Unique ID: NMGW-11D242

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

The find comprises sixteen silver coins: thirteen English groats, 1352/3-1526/9; one half-groat of Henry VII (1485-1509); and two double patards from the Burgundian Netherlands (1467-74). No associated items were reported.

The latest coins in the group (nos 11-14) all belong to the early years of Henry VIII's second coinage, struck between 1526 and 1529, giving a consistent terminus in the late 1520s. With one exception, the English coins are all groats (4d) and apart from the survival of one heavier coin of Edward III, all have weights in keeping with the standard current at the time (approx. 42.6 grains). Burgundian double patards from Flanders and Brabant had been legal tender in England and Wales, as groats, since 1469. The coins may thus be interpreted as a sum of money current around 1530, deposited or hidden in the ground and subsequently scattered.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

This find is a hoard container.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2014T5

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1530
Date to: Circa AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 16

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th May 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2014T5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
District: Gwynedd (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llanllyfni (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH5154
Four figure Latitude: 53.06241127
Four figure longitude: -4.22497129
1:25K map: SH5154
1:10K map: SH55SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: About one year ago

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