CORN-1D3778: Irish penny of Edward IV (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-1D3778

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver Irish penny of Edward IV (1461-1483), Light "Cross and Pellets" coinage dating from 1473-1478, Group VI, mintmark rosette (looks more like daisy with rounded petals), Drogheda mint with a pellet on either side of the crown and a larger pellet to the right side of the neck and a possible rosette to the left. The coin is clipped so that only parts of the legends survive and it has since broken into three pieces. The reverse has a plain cross so the closest match in Spink (2002) on page 135, is no.6374.

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: Exactly AD 1478

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.27 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th July 2017 - Tuesday 11th July 2017

Personal details

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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: Crowned bust facing with pellet on either side of crown and pellet to right of neck and rosette to left
Obverse inscription: *EDWARD [DI GRA] REX hYBER
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [VILL/A.D]E/DRO/Gh[E]
Initial mark: rosette
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5032
Four figure Latitude: 50.13526966
Four figure longitude: -5.49980675
1:25K map: SW5032
1:10K map: SW52NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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.6374

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Audit data

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

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