DOR-C188B9: Silver halfpenny of Edward III

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Unique ID: DOR-C188B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver halfpenny of Edward III (1327-77), Third 'florin' coinage (Withers type 7) dating to 1344-1351, mint of London.

Ref: Withers & Withers 2002: 26.

The coin is struck on a slightly irregular flan of oval shape. It is chipped in places around the edge.

Date: Medieval.

Diameter: 14.5mm

Thickness: 0.67mm

Die axis: 7

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1344
Date to: Circa AD 1351

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.67 mm
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th September 2009

Rally details.

This object was found at Norden 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FRS/17

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward III, 3rd 'florin' coinage, Withers type 7 (N 1131, N 1133)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS REX
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the legend with groups of three pellets in each quarter. There appears to be an extra pellet in quarter 3 although the mud on the coin makes this difficult to discern.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn (unbarred A, Lombardic n)
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: Purbeck (District)
Parish or ward: Corfe Castle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY9682
Four figure Latitude: 50.63767798
Four figure longitude: -2.05792522
1:25K map: SY9682
1:10K map: SY92SE
Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
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: DOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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