WMID-AF23AD: Medieval coin: half groat of Eedward III

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Unique ID: WMID-AF23AD

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A silver Medieval half groat of Edward III (AD 1327-1377). Fourth coinage, pre-treaty, series G (probably North 1201) dating to AD 1356-1361. Annulet stops. Mint of London. North (1991: 53). The coin has been clipped and roughly one third has broken or been cut away.

Overall dimensions: 19.9mm in diameter and 1.23g in weight.

Evidence of reuse: Clipped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1356
Date to: Exactly AD 1361
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.23 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfgroat: Edward III, 4th coinage, pre-treaty G (N 1201-1204)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within nine(?) arched tressure. Annulet below bust in legend.
Obverse inscription: ED[WARDVS R]EX ANG[L I Z FRANCI]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing double legend with three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: [POS]/VI DEV/ADIVT[OREM] // CIVI/[TAS]/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Gnosall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8119
Four figure Latitude: 52.76825751
Four figure longitude: -2.28304195
1:25K map: SJ8119
1:10K map: SJ81NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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