IOW-1B49B5: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Richard II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1B49B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Medieval silver halfpenny of Richard II (1377-1399), minted at London, c. 1395-c. 1399 (North 1991: 63, ref: 1332b; Withers 2002: 51, Type 5).

Obverse: [RICARD REX AnG]LI; Crowned bust facing.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 14.9mm. Weight: 0.64g. DA=12:12.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London. Withers, P. and B. 2002. Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

This coin has been kindly identified by Mr Carl Savage.

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: Circa AD 1395
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th October 2017 - Wednesday 11th October 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-289

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Richard II, Withers type 5 (N 1332c)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: [RICARD REX AnG]LI
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: GPS (from the finder)
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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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