WMID-CDA256: Medieval coin: Incomplete halfpenny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: WMID-CDA256

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An incomplete silver halfpenny of Edward IV (1461 to 1470), dating to the period AD 1464/5 to 1470, issued as part of the Light coinage. Minted in London. Trefoils by neck. Inital mark probably Crown. Cf. North vol 2, p 80 no 1608. Withers type 5.

Diameter: 12.4 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1464
Date to: Circa AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 12.4 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage, Withers London type 5 (N 1608)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. Trefoils by neck
Obverse inscription: EDW[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON[ ]
Initial mark: crown probably
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Lichfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1207
Four figure Latitude: 52.66059031
Four figure longitude: -1.82401903
1:25K map: SK1207
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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