IOW-DD462A: Medieval Coin: Groat of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-DD462A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A clipped Medieval silver groat of Edward IV (1461-1470), minted at Bristol. Light Coinage, 1464/5-1470. Initial marks: sun/rose (North 1991: 87, ref: 1580).

Obverse: EDWARD DI GRA REX AnGLE Z FRAnC (or similar); Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches, B on breast, quatrefoils by neck.

Reverse: POSVI/DEV A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper)/ VIL/LAB/RIS/TOW; Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 23.0mm. Weight: 2.45g. DA=12:4.

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 1464
Date to: Exactly AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st August 2017 - Tuesday 1st August 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: IOW2018-8-19

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Bristol
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1562 - 1583)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a tressure of nine arches, B on breast, quatrefoils by neck Reverse: / t.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DI GRA REX AnGLE Z FRAnC (or similar)/VIL/LAB/RIS/TOW
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV A/DIVTOR/E mEVm (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Sun/rose
Die axis measurement: 4 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: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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

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

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