CORN-C9D7C5: halfgroat of Edward IV (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-C9D7C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and clipped silver half-groat of Edward IV, First reign (1461-70), Light coinage (1464-1470), Canterbury mint under Archbishop Bourchier with possible knot below bust and trefoils by neck so Spink 2026A which dates from 1464-1467.

Evidence of reuse: clipped to re-use silver clippings

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: Exactly AD 1464
Date to: Exactly AD 1467
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.65 g
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th July 2018 - Wednesday 18th July 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Edward IV, First reign, Light coinage (N 1584 - 1590)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with trefoils by neck and possible knot below bust within a tressure of nine arches.
Obverse inscription: Missing
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legends with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: [...] CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR
Initial mark: missing
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Germoe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5829
Four figure Latitude: 50.11165382
Four figure longitude: -5.38616383
1:25K map: SW5829
1:10K map: SW59NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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