SOM-8AAA4B: medieval coin: silver penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: SOM-8AAA4B

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Medieval silver penny of Edward IV,first reign (1461 -1470) or second reign (AD 1471-1483), dating to AD 1465-1472. Episcopal issue of York under Archbishop George Neville, type XII or Local type 2, cross or short cross fitchee initial mark. North (1991: 88 or 94), no. 1594/2 or 1645.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1465
Date to: Exactly AD 1472

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Monday 7th November 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt: 019057

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)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1641 - 1666)
Obverse description: Crowned bust forward with G and Key by neck
Obverse inscription: +[EDWARD] REX [ANG]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend with 3 pellets in each quarter and a quatrefoil at the centre.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS /E[BO/RACI]
Initial mark: Cross or Short cross fitchee
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: West Crewkerne CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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