DEV-3CAD59: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Edward III

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Unique ID: DEV-3CAD59

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A clipped silver penny of Edward IV dating to 1472-6 or 1480.

Minted at York during the sede vacante of 1472-5, 1476 or 1480 with key by the bust and plain reverse. Initial mark worn. North (2006: 94) number 1646, 1651 or 1653.

It is 15.95mm in diameter, 0.55mm thick and weighs 0.65g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1472
Date to: Circa AD 1480

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 0.65 g
Diameter: 15.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 27th September 2019 - Sunday 9th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017906

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (second reign)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Edward IV, Second reign (N 1641 - 1666)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with key by the bust
Obverse inscription: [...]WAR[...]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee dividing the legend with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS[...]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Whitestaunton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2810
Four figure Latitude: 50.88498389
Four figure longitude: -3.0249082
1:25K map: ST2810
1:10K map: ST21SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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