IOW-164D2C: Medieval Coin: Groat of Edward IV (second reign)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-164D2C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A possibly clipped Medieval silver groat of Edward IV (second reign, 1471-1483), minted at London. Initial marks: cinquefoil/cinquefoil. Type XXI, 1480-1483 (North 1991: 93, ref: 1631).

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

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

Diameter: 26.0mm. Weight: 2.66g. DA=12:8.

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 19th August 2016 - Friday 19th August 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-5-56

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)
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 arches, rose on breast
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 (I have made God my Helper) (double saltire and rose stops); CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Cinquefoil
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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