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Unique ID: CORN-E28B92
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
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).
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 14 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th June 2017 - Sunday 11th June 2017
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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
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.
|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|