HESH-89E7E9: Medieval: Coin

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Unique ID: HESH-89E7E9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Heavily clipped later medieval penny from the York (or possibly Durham) provincial mint. Due to the loss of inscription and heavily worn surface a better identification cannot be suggested - it is most likely to be a coin associated with the 15th century - based on the style of crown and bust, along with the presence of trefoils or something similar at the neck.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1380
Date to: Circa AD 1485

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E.01573

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III - Henry VII (not further defined)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. The crown has a broad heavy look with a high central lis and bifoliate side fleurs. Hair bushy and head large - narrow neck with trefoil? at neck?
Reverse description: Long cross divides the field and inscription; three pellets within each quarter At centre of cross is a device of some sort - None of the axis of the cross seem to be hooked / crozier
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wellington

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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