SF-086DD3: SF-086DD3: Medieval coin

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Unique ID: SF-086DD3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval silver Low Countries sterling imitation, probably Maria of Namur (1342-53; Mayhew 357-8), minted at Meraude (Poilvache, Belgium) after c.1344. Ref: Mayhew 1983: 131.


The coin is probably as listed above although the visible inscription is not certainly exactly as listed by Mayhew with two letters before CIART on the obverse hard to read, although neither appears to fit Mayhew's.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1344
Date to: Circa AD 1353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.71 mm
Weight: 0.47 g
Diameter: 18.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st May 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Maria of Namur
Mint or issue place: Mraude
Type: Edwardian imitation: Maria of Namur at Méaude (M 357 - 360)
Obverse description: Front-facing crowed bust
Obverse inscription: [ ]CIART[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with groups of three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [ ]n/ETA/m[ ]/[ ]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Near Beccles

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mayhew, N. 1983 Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14

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Audit data

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

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