PUBLIC-06C7A9: halfpenny of the berwick mint

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-06C7A9

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A very worn and scuffed halfpenny of Edward I (r,1272-1307) from the Berwick-upon-Tweed mint c.1296-1307. Berwick halfpenny class 3a North 1087.

Obverse : facing crowned bust 'EDWAR ANGL [DNS HYB]' with unbarred N. Reverse: long cross with three pellets in each quarter (slightly double struck) 'VILL / ABE / R[EW / ICI]'

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1296
Date to: Circa AD 1307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.45 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward I of England
Mint or issue place: Berwick
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward I, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Class 3, Withers type 2a-c, 3 (N 1086-1087)
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: EDWAR ANGL [DNS HYB]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: VILL / ABE / R[EW / ICI]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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