IOW-1E5899: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Edward III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1E5899

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn Medieval silver halfpenny of Edward III (1327-1377), minted at London. Third (Florin) Coinage, 1344-1351 (North 1991: 48, ref: 1131; Withers 2002: 26, Type 7).

Obverse: EDWARDVS REX, Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.53g. DA=12:12.

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

Withers, P. and B. 2002. Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th May 2018 - Sunday 20th May 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: IOW2018-1-166

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward III, 3rd 'florin' coinage, Withers type 7 (N 1131, N 1133)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS REX
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
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