PUBLIC-102D0C: Medieval Coin : Halfpenny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-102D0C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped medieval silver halfpenny of Edward IV, Second reign (1471-1483). Type XVIII with pierced cross and pellet initial mark (North 1667) dating to 1473-1477. Mint of London. North (1975, 77).

The coin measures 13.09mm in diameter, 0.54mm in thickness and weighs 1.1g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1473
Date to: Exactly AD 1477

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 13.09 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 30th October 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Chris Shepherd
Identified by: Mr Chris Shepherd

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, Second reign, Withers London type 5 (N 1667)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown
Obverse inscription: E[DWAR]D D[I GR]A' REX
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [CI]VI/TAS/ LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Pierced cross and pellet
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Fletching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4223
Four figure Latitude: 50.98889301
Four figure longitude: 0.02183907
1:25K map: TQ4223
1:10K map: TQ42SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 77 1667

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Updated: 3 years ago

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