IOW-A7E470: Medieval Coin: Imitation Sterling Penny of Louis IV of Bavaria, Holy Roman Emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-A7E470

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and slightly worn Medieval silver Continental imitation of an English sterling penny issued by Louis IV of Bavaria (1314-1347), at Aachen, 1328-1347. Initial mark: eagle. Mayhew 1983: refs: 332-338.

Obverse: (eagle) LVDOVICVS:ROM:REX; Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown and wedged drapery.

Reverse: MON/ETA/AQVE/NSIS; Eagle in first quarter, three pellets in the other quarters.

Diameter: 18.0mm. Weight: 1.25g. DA-12:10-11.

Mayhew, N., 1983. Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type : Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1328
Date to: Exactly AD 1347

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th September 2017 - Sunday 24th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-2-182

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Mint or issue place: Aachen
Type: Edwardian imitation: Louis IV of Bavaria as Holy Roman Emperor at Aachen (M 332 - 338)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown and wedged drapery
Obverse inscription: (eagle) LVDOVICVS:ROM:REX
Reverse description: Eagle in first quarter, three pellets in the other quarters
Reverse inscription: MON/ETA/AQVE/NSIS
Initial mark: Eagle
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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