SOM-035B42: Medieval coin: penny of Edward IV, second reign

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Unique ID: SOM-035B42

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Medieval silver penny of Edward IV, second reign (1471-1483), dating to AD 1476 to 1480. Initial mark unclear. Episcopal issue of York under Archbishop Lawrence Booth. North (1991:94) no. 1652.

The coin has been chipped around the edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1476
Date to: Exactly AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt no 17631

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1641 - 1666)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. B and key by bust.
Obverse inscription: EDW[ARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing legend with three pellets in each quarter and quatrefoil in centre
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/T[AS E/BOR/ACI]
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Alverdiston CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 94 1652

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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