NLM-076139: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny, possibly of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-076139

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver coin. Round halfpenny of an indeterminate late medieval ruler, probably York mint, which, along with the mass, might point to Edward IV (1461-1470, 1471-1483). This reporter is especially perplexed by the remnant obverse inscription.
Obverse description: Facing bare-shouldered bust, small shoulders, large face with angular edges, open crown with a horizontally divided band, hair [left] with marked curves.
Obverse inscription: [---]I AG:???
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each angle, probably central quatrefoil
Reverse inscription: [---/--/]OO[-/--]
Diameter: 13.7mm, Weight: 0.49gms

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: Exactly AD 1461
Date to: Exactly AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.49 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40503

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, Second reign, not further defined (N 1667 - 1669)
Obverse description: Facing bare-shouldered bust, small shoulders, large face with angular edges, open crown with a horizontally divided band, hair [left] with marked curves
Obverse inscription: [---]I AG:???
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each angle, probably central quatrefoil
Reverse inscription: [---/--/]OO[-/--]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Marshchapel

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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