LANCUM-4D84A0: Richard III penny

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Unique ID: LANCUM-4D84A0

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Silver medieval penny of Richard III, dating to 1483 - 1485 AD. Episcopal mint at York under Archbishop Rotherham. Obverse of forward-facing bust with T and upright key at neck. Reverse of long cross pattee with quatrefoil at centre and three pellets in corners. Inscriptions worn. The coin is 16.25mm in diameter, 0.60mm in thickness and 0.64g in weight.

Spink (2018) no. 2166; North (1991) no. 1686.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1483
Date to: Circa AD 1485

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 16.25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5668

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Richard III of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Richard III (N 1684 - 1687)
Obverse description: Forward-facing bust with T and upright key at neck
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with central quatrefoil and three pellets in corners
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Appleby-in-Westmorland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY6819
Four figure Latitude: 54.56520741
Four figure longitude: -2.49640981
1:25K map: NY6819
1:10K map: NY61NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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: LANCUM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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