SWYOR-78E71F: Medieval coin; Edward IV half penny

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Unique ID: SWYOR-78E71F

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A Medieval silver coin in two pieces; probably a halfpenny of Edward IV (second reign) dating from AD 1471-83. Mint probably Canterbury. Withers' Type 1. See page 34 of Halfpenies and farthings; Edward IV - Henry VII (2004) and North 1991, 95, ref. 1668. Compare also IOW-932E36 which has a very similar bust. This could suggest that the mint is Durham, but the other features of Durham coins are not evident. The obverse legends are illegible. The coin is 14mm diameter, 0.5mm thick and 0.56g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.56 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Thursday 8th October 2015

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2713

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, Second reign, not further defined (N 1667 - 1669)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust with possible C on breast
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle and a C in the centre.
Reverse inscription: [CI]VI[TAS CANTOR]
Die axis measurement: 10 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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Ryther cum Ossendyke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5539
Four figure Latitude: 53.84433988
Four figure longitude: -1.16555448
1:25K map: SE5539
1:10K map: SE53NE
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

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Audit data

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

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