WILT-E84D52:

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-E84D52

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A silver medieval halfpenny of Richard III dating to AD 1483-1485. The coin is incomplete. Obverse depicts a crowned bust facing. Reverse depicts a long cross with trefoils in each quarter. Mint of London. Initial mark is a boar's head. North 1688 (North, JJ, 1991, English Hammered Coinage Volume 2, Spink & Son, London, p98, no 1688).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1483
Date to: Exactly AD 1485

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 11.49 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Alyson Tanner
Identified by: Mrs Alyson Tanner

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5231

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Richard III, not further defined (N 1688)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: RICARD [DI GRA REX ANGL]
Reverse description: Long cross with a trefoil in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: CIVI[TAS LOND]ON
Initial mark: Boar's head.
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chippenham Without (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8975
Four figure Latitude: 51.47385335
Four figure longitude: -2.15976825
1:25K map: ST8975
1:10K map: ST87NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 9 months ago
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