LANCUM-BE270E: Medieval coin: Penny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: LANCUM-BE270E

Object type certainty: Certain
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Clipped penny of Edward IV dating from 1461-1483. Either of the York mint or an Irish penny of Dublin or Waterford mint, no visible symbol next to bust.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th July 2017 - Sunday 16th July 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend with quatrefoil in centre
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

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: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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