BERK-8C4F9E: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Edward IV

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Unique ID: BERK-8C4F9E

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An incomplete and worn silver halfpenny of Edward IV, first reign (AD 1461-1470), mint of York, dating to the period AD 1466-1471. Indeterminate objects by neck. Episcopal issue cf. North no. 1610 (see also North N1596 - 1599).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1466
Date to: Circa AD 1471

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.005

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage, not further defined (N 1608 - 1612)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, indeterminable objects beside neck
Obverse inscription: [..] REX A[...]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend, three pellets in each quarter; quatrefoil in centre
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS [...]CI
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cuddesdon and Denton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5901
Four figure Latitude: 51.70464694
Four figure longitude: -1.14759989
1:25K map: SP5901
1:10K map: SP50SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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