DUR-7D2418: DUR-7D2418

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-7D2418

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold noble of the Medieval period, from the reign of Edward III (AD1327-1377).

Minted in Calais in the Post Treaty period AD 1369-1377. North 1280

Obverse description: King standing, facing, in a ship, holding sword and shield, flag at stern of ship; quatrefoil over sail, saltire stops.

Obverse inscription: EDW ARD DI GRA REX ANGL ꟻ FRANC DnS HIB ꟻ AQVIT

Reverse description: Royal florated cross, lis at ends, trefoils; in each angle lion passant, guardant, with crowns above; all within eight arch tressure; double saltire stops.

Reverse inscription: IhC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORUM IBAT

The coin is in good condition. It is double pierced: at the centre (from the reverse) and also at 5 o'clock. The coin has been bent across the centre from 1 to 8 o'clock and there are also several small dents or folds over the surface. There is, however, little wear to the surface.

It is not possible to read the letter(s) in the centre of the reverse because of the piercing.

Following examination, Barrie Cook (British Museum) commented that it is not a pendant and the two quite different holes do not appear to match any clear jewellery item, with the big crude one in the centre and the smaller neater off-set one. It may possibly have pinned to something as a donation of some sort. However, it does not meet the criteria for Treasure as it is not clear what other purpose (if any) the coin may have had.

Thickness 108mm, diameter 33.71mm, weight 7.8g.

North vol.2 Type A, group ii, p.58, no 1280.

Spink 2010, p.171, no 1520

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.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1369
Date to: Circa AD 1377

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 7.8 g
Diameter: 33.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Des Murphy
Identified by: Mr Des Murphy

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Noble
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: Calais
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Gold noble: Edward III, 4th coinage, post-treaty (N 1277-1281)
Obverse description: King standing, facing, in a ship, holding sword and shield, flag at stern of ship; quatrefoil over sail, saltire stops
Obverse inscription: EDW ARD DI GRA REX ANGL ꟻ FRANC DnS HIB ꟻ AQVIT
Reverse description: Royal florated cross, lis at ends, trefoils; in each angle lion passant, guardant, with crowns above; all within eight arch tressure; double saltire stops
Reverse inscription: IhC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORUM IBAT
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
To be known as: Yafforth Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detectoring
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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