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Unique ID: DOR-C3CF7C

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A Medieval silver halfpenny of Richard II dating to 1377 - 1399. Mint of London.
Reference: Withers Type 5a
Diameter: 13.83 mm
Weight: 0.61 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 0.61 g
Diameter: 13.83 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017596

Materials and construction

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

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 5 (N 1332c)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust, head misaligned. Saltire marks
Obverse inscription: RICARD x REX x ANGL
Reverse description: Long cross with pellets in the angles. Lombardic Ns
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LOnDOn
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Portesham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6485
Four figure Latitude: 50.66355073
Four figure longitude: -2.51071662
1:25K map: SY6485
1:10K map: SY65NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2002 Halfpennies and Farthings: Edward III and Richard II Llanfyllin Galata Print 5a

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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