SOM-2DC56A: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Edward IV, second reign

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Unique ID: SOM-2DC56A

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Medieval silver halfpenny of Edward IV, second reign dating to AD 1473 to 1480. Probably Withers Class 6 or 8 with a pierced cross initial mark but possibly class 10, North types XVII or XVIII. North (1991: 95) no. 1667.

The coin is broken with about a third missing to an irregular break along one edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1473
Date to: Circa AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.28 g
Diameter: 12.15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2018 - Monday 24th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017945

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, Second reign, not further defined (N 1667 - 1669)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, nothing by neck
Obverse inscription: ED[WAR]D DEI [GRA REX]
Reverse description: Long cross pattee dividing the legend with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: C[IVI/T]AS / [LON/D]ON
Initial mark: Probably pierced cross
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Piddletrenthide

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

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