SF-990929: Gold quarter-noble of Richard II

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-990929

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A complete gold hammered quarter noble struck for Richard II, dating c. 1377-1399. No mark over obverse shield, pellet at centre of reverse. The coin is preserved in fair condition, though has been torn at c. 10 o'clock on its obverse face. C.f North no. 1319.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1377
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 1.82 g
Diameter: 19.76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th November 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's no. 20150911-182258

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter noble
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Gold quarter-noble: Richard II (N 1317-1319)
Obverse description: Arms of England within tressure of eight arches
Obverse inscription: RICARD DEI [G]RA REX ANG[L]
Reverse inscription: [EXAL]TABITVR [IN G]LO[RIA]
Initial mark: illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: East Bergholt

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
Discovery circumstances: date of discovery is date recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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