SWYOR-EA1AAD: Medieval coin; groat of Edward IV, second reign, type XXI

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-EA1AAD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin; a groat of Edward IV, second reign (AD 1471-1483), Type XXI dating from AD 1480 - 1483), minted at London. Initial marks: cinquefoil/cinquefoil. See North (1991) Volume 2, page 93, number 1631. The coin is 24.7mm diameter, 0.9mm thick and 2.83g.

Obverse: EDWARD DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC (double saltire stops); Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown within a tressure of nine arches, rose on breast and fleurs on cusps.

Reverse: POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper) (saltire and rose stops); CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1480
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 2.83 g
Diameter: 24.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Thursday 9th June 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2931

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1631 - 1633)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown within a tressure of nine arches, rose on breast and fleurs on cusps.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DI GRA REX AnGL Z FRAnC (double saltire stops)
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVm A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (saltire and rose stops)
Initial mark: cinquefoil
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
District: Wakefield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Pontefract North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4523
Four figure Latitude: 53.70150246
Four figure longitude: -1.31985606
1:25K map: SE4523
1:10K map: SE42SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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