IOW-BD93EC: Medieval Coin: Penny of Edward IV (contemporary forgery)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BD93EC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped Medieval silver penny of Edward IV (1471-1483), minted at Durham, c. 1470-c. 1483 (North 1991: 95).

Obverse: Illegible and blundered legend, Crowned bust facing.

Reverse: Illegible and blundered legend. Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

This coin is a contemporary forgery and the D at the centre of the cross is missing.

Diameter: 15.3mm. Weight: 0.68g.

Mr Carl Savage has kindly identified this coin.

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: Circa AD 1470
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.68 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2016 - Sunday 27th November 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-1-352

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1641 - 1666)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: Illegible and blundered legend
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: Illegible and blundered legend
Degree of wear: Worn: 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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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