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LANCUM-1F04FE: Silver halfgroat

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Unique ID: LANCUM-1F04FE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver medieval penny of Edward IV, probably from heavy coinage of 1461 - 1464 AD. Local die, minted at Durham.

Diameter: 17mm

Thickness: 0.5mm

Weight: 0.6g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 23rd May 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1462

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, First reign, Heavy coinage, not further defined (N 1538 - 1544)
Obverse description: Forward-facing bust
Obverse inscription: [EDWARD] REX AnGLI
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in corners
Reverse inscription: CIV[I/T]AS/D[V?]R/OLI
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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)
Parish or ward: Topcliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4076
Four figure Latitude: 54.17823176
Four figure longitude: -1.38866543
1:25K map: SE4076
1:10K map: SE47NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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