CORN-90C6F5: halfpenny of Edward IV (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-90C6F5

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Silver halfpenny of Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-1483), initial mark cinquefoil (1480-1483), London mint, Withers 10a, Spink 2137. The coin has been perforated with two tiny holes perhaps to enable it to be sewn on to material, pressed through from the obverse, as it could not be for suspension.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1480
Date to: Exactly AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.25 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th May 2018 - Saturday 5th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, Second reign, Withers London type 10 (N 1667)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with no marks by neck
Obverse inscription: *ED[WARD] DEI GR[A R]EX
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legend with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI[TAS] LOnDOn
Initial mark: cinquefoil
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5233
Four figure Latitude: 50.1450862
Four figure longitude: -5.47252437
1:25K map: SW5233
1:10K map: SW53NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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