LEIC-A206DC: Pierced Medieval silver farthing of Edward IV?

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-A206DC

Object type certainty: Certain
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Medieval silver farthing, probably of Edward IV, York mint. pierced, c. 1461-83.

Notes:

The coin has been pierced, indicating a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure (under Treasure Act 1996). However, coins dating after AD1180 with similar piercings are also known in hoards of currency, suggesting that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a coin or as another type of object at the time that the coin was deposited.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.71 g
Diameter: 9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Joyce Lee
Identified by: Wendy Scott

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny or farthing
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Very worn facing bust, mullet to right - pierced at left side
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS [EBOR]AC[I]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
To be known as: Melton (District)

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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