PUBLIC-E2990F: medieval farthing

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-E2990F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and clipped medieval silver halfpenny of Edward IV (second reign; 1471-83), probably Withers class 2 (North 1667), mint: London. Ref: Withers and Withers 2004: 31 (ref. 2g); North 1991: 95.

The coin inscription includes the error EDWRD rather than EDWARD as seen on specimen 2g in Withers and Withers 2006.

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: Circa AD 1471
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.38 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Darren White
Identified by: Mr Darren White
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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 2 (N 1667)
Obverse description: Front-facing crowned bust within inner circle.
Obverse inscription: EDWRD DI GRA REX A
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription, groups of three pellets in each angle.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/[ ]O[ ]/[ ]
Initial mark: no longer visible
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Gaddesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7111
Four figure Latitude: 52.69204014
Four figure longitude: -0.950953
1:25K map: SK7111
1:10K map: SK71SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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