NMGW-12F469: Medieval silver groats of Edward III

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Unique ID: NMGW-12F469

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

The find comprises two groats (4d pieces) of Edward III (1327-77), minted at London:

1. Series C, c.1351-2, North 1147; 4.16 g / 64.2 grains
2. Series D, c. 1354-5, North 1163; 4.30g / 66.3 grains.

The two coins are in fairly fresh condition and likely to have been deposited within a few years of going into circulation.

A series of other objects found in the same general area (see Treasure Receipt Form) were submitted for consideration as associated objects. In my opinion, none is likely to have been associated in the ground with the two coins. A silver penny of Elizabeth I found close by was produced around 1570, over two hundred years later than the groats; despite physical proximity, an original association with them is highly unlikely.

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: 2015T15


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1351
Date to: Circa AD 1355

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 27th March 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T15

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH5770
Four figure Latitude: 53.20777448
Four figure longitude: -4.14264569
1:25K map: SH5770
1:10K map: SH57SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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