DOR-E6EF10: Silver halfpenny of Richard II

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Unique ID: DOR-E6EF10

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A silver halfpenny of Richard II (1367-1400) dating to 1377-1399. Withers type 2e, double struck. Lombardic N. London mint.
Date: Medieval.
Diameter: 13.55mm.
Thickness: 0.62mm.
Weight: 0.50g.
Die axis 6.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1377
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 13.55 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019385

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Richard II, Withers type 2
Obverse description: Facing bust, crowned, wide crown, tall central fleur. Saltire and double saltire stops
Obverse inscription: RICA[R]D xREX:ANGL
Reverse description: Long cross with pellets in quadrants, Lombardic N.
Reverse inscription: C[IVI]TAS LONDON
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Buckland Newton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7003
Four figure Latitude: 50.82575489
Four figure longitude: -2.42729861
1:25K map: ST7003
1:10K map: ST70SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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