ESS-050AF1: Medieval coin: silver farthing of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-050AF1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and incomplete hammered silver farthing of Edward IV dating to 1461-70.

The obverse shows a worn forward facing bust. Only the letters X and E are visible. The mintmark is a Rose with three crosses to the left.

The reverse is long cross with three pellets in void. None of the inscription is legible.

The coin is 11.7mm in diameter and weighs 0.3g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1470

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 11.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Colin Rose
Identified by: Mr Colin Rose

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Farthing: Edward IV, First reign, not further defined (N 1548/1, 1548/2, 1612/1)
Obverse description: Forward facing bust. Only the letters X and E are visible. The mintmark is a Rose with three crosses to the left
Obverse inscription: E[.............]X
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in void. None of the inscription is legible.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Initial mark: Rose
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Langley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4434
Four figure Latitude: 51.98579777
Four figure longitude: 0.09555706
1:25K map: TL4434
1:10K map: TL43SW
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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