SWYOR-C07557: Medieval coin; Edward IV, second reign, half groat, Type XVIII

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-C07557

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver coin; a halfgroat of Edward IV, Second Reign (AD 1471-1483), minted at Canterbury (Royal), and dating from AD 1477-1480. Initial marks: rose/rose (North 1991: 93, ref: 1638, Type XVIII).

Obverse: [ED]WARD DI GRA REX AnGL [Z FRA]; Crowned bust facing, C on breast. Rose initial mark.

Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVT[ORE mEVm] (I have made God my Helper) //CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR; Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three (joined) pellets in each quadrant. C in centre of the reverse. Rose initial mark.

Thickness: 0.59 mm
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 19.58 mm

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1477
Date to: Circa AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.59 mm
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 19.58 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st September 2018 - Monday 3rd September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Graham Rawson
Identified by: Dr Graham Rawson
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3234

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1634 - 1640)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust with C on breast
Obverse inscription: [ED]WARD DI GRA REX AnGL [Z FRA]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three (joined) pellets in each quadrant. C in centre of the reverse.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEVM ADIVT[ORE mEVm] //CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR
Initial mark: rose
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Beadnell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NU2229
Four figure Latitude: 55.55420285
Four figure longitude: -1.65282531
1:25K map: NU2229
1:10K map: NU22NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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