IOW-CD6F5B: Medieval Coin: Penny of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-CD6F5B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, clipped and worn Medieval silver penny of Edward IV (first reign 1461-1470 or second reign 1471-1483), minted at York under Archbishop George Neville or Sede Vacante. Initial mark: missing.

(North 1991: 88, refs: 1594, 1595; 1599; 94, refs: 1645, 1650, 1651).

Obverse: EDWARD [DI GRA REX AnGL] (or similar); Crowned bust facing, G to left and key to right of neck.

Reverse: CI[VI/TAS/EBO]/RACI; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil at centre of cross.

Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 0.72g. DA=12:6.

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

Notes:

Unfortunately, without the initial mark it is impossible to determine which reign.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1461
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.72 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Wednesday 9th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-18

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, G to left and key to right of neck
Obverse inscription: EDWARD [DI GRA REX AnGL] (or similar)
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant, quatrefoil at centre of cross
Reverse inscription: CI[VI/TAS/EBO]/RACI
Initial mark: Missing
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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