WMID-EC8342: Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Edward III

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-EC8342

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, silver, Medieval, Halfgroat of Edward III (AD 1327 - AD 1377). Possibly of the Fourth coinage, Pre Treaty Series A, Standard type F, possibly dating to the period AD 1351. Initial Mark: Cross Pattee. Mint: Unknown. Possibly North Vol II (1991), p 49, no. 1143.

Length: 9.9 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

Only half the coin is present and is very worn. Detail is difficult to see.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1351
Date to: Circa AD 1351

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.9 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Monday 31st December 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfgroat: Edward III, 4th coinage, pre-treaty B (N 1143)
Obverse description: Bifoliate crowned bust facing, only crown and top of head visible. Closed E and Annulet stops in legend. Possible reverse barred N
Obverse inscription: EDW[ ] FR[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee divides legend, with 3 pellets in each quarter. Heavily worn. Legend difficult to read.
Reverse inscription: [ ]/CIVI/TAS/[ ]
Initial mark: Cross pattee?
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llanyblodwel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ2222
Four figure Latitude: 52.78991067
Four figure longitude: -3.15808539
1:25K map: SJ2222
1:10K map: SJ22SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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