YORYM-EE13E6: Medieval Coin : Uncertain

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Unique ID: YORYM-EE13E6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver coin of uncertain denomination and ruler. Probably 13th - 14th century. The coin is likely from a German state and the design appears ecclesiastical.

John Naylor, National Finds Advisor for Early Medieval and later coinage, states that it is always very difficult to pin these down without an adequate inscription surviving. The closest example which could be found at the time of recording was a Dünnpfennig of Eberhard I of Schwabe (1164-7), from southern Germany (Bayern) but the style here appears later.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05946

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Nimbate figure right holding a staff (crozier?) in right hand and possibly riding a horse or donkey. Left hand is possibly raised in benediction or holding reins.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bridlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1769
Four figure Latitude: 54.10359247
Four figure longitude: -0.21210174
1:25K map: TA1769
1:10K map: TA16NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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