BUC-AFFD04: Medieval coin: Penny of Henry VI or Edward IV

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Unique ID: BUC-AFFD04

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver medieval penny, possibly of Henry VI or Edward IV, dating to AD 1422-1483. Mint of York, the coin possibly has a D in the centre of the reverse long cross. The coin is clipped, and most of the inscription is missing. It is oval shaped.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.3 mm
Width: 12.9 mm
Weight: 0.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4933

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III - Henry VII (not further defined)
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Not further defined
Obverse description: Bifoliate crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: [....] A [...]
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, possible D in the centre
Reverse inscription: [...] RACI?
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Clifton Reynes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9050
Four figure Latitude: 52.14097296
Four figure longitude: -0.68630372
1:25K map: SP9050
1:10K map: SP95SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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