CORN-E28B92:

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-E28B92

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped medieval silver Irish penny of Edward IV (Second Reign; 1471-1483), Light Cross and Pellets Coinage (1473-c.78), mintmark: crown, mint: Drogheda; probably pellet to left of neck and rosette to right and small rose in middle of reverse cross. Spink 6375.

Notes:

Only 11 other coins listed as Edward IV pennies from Drogheda have been recorded on PAS, e.g. BERK-A851B8 (this coin provides a clear reading of the reverse inscription, and is the same as on this coin).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1473
Date to: Circa AD 1478

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th June 2017 - Sunday 11th June 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England
Mint or issue place: Drogheda
Type: Irish: penny of Edward IV, Group 6, light cross and pellets coinage (S 6360-6387A)
Obverse description: Front-facing crowned bust, pellet to left of neck and rosette to right.
Obverse inscription: E[DWARD DI GRA R]EX hYBER
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription, three pellets in each quarter, small rose in centre of cross.
Reverse inscription: VILL/A.D[E/DR]O/GhE
Initial mark: crown
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Gwinear-Gwithian (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5840
Four figure Latitude: 50.21040947
Four figure longitude: -5.39315583
1:25K map: SW5840
1:10K map: SW50NE
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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 135 no.6375

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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