IOW-59487C: Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-59487C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped and worn Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-1483), minted at Canterbury (Royal), 1477-1480. Initial marks: rose/rose (North 1991: 93, ref: 1638, Type XVIII/XX).

Obverse: EDWA[RD DI GRA REX] AnGL Z FRA; Crowned bust facing, C on breast.

Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE mEVm (I have made God my Helper)/CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR; Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 18.5mm. Weight: 1.31g. DA=12:12.

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

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 1477
Date to: Exactly AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.31 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th February 2018 - Wednesday 14th February 2018

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: IOW2018-1-64

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1634 - 1640)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, C on breast
Obverse inscription: EDWA[RD DI GRA REX] AnGL Z FRA
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE mEVm (I have made God my Helper)/CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR
Initial mark: Rose
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: 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: 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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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