IOW-E03AE5: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Richard II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E03AE5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Medieval silver halfpenny of Richard II (1377-1399), minted at London (North 1991: 63, ref: 1331b; Withers 2002: 45, Type 1bii).

Obverse: [RICARD] REX AnG[L]; Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown, nothing on breast.

Reverse: CIVI/[TAS/LO]n/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Length: 12.7mm; width: 10.6mm. Weight: 0.41g. DA=12:4.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Withers, P. and B. 2002. Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

Notes:

Mr Carl Savage has kindly identified this coin.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1377
Date to: Exactly AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.7 mm
Width: 10.6 mm
Weight: 0.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd September 2018 - Sunday 23rd September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-293

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Richard II, Withers type 1 (N 1331b)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown, nothing on breast
Obverse inscription: [RICARD] REX AnG[L]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[TAS/LO]n/DOn
Initial mark: Missing
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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