SOM-9FA645: Medieval gold half-noble of Edward III

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Unique ID: SOM-9FA645

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Medieval gold half-noble of Edward III (1327-1377) dating to AD 1363 to 1369. Fourth coinage, treaty period, Type Ba. Minted at London. Ref: North (1993, 55) no. 1238.

The coin has suffered an impact which has dented and torn the centre and cut and bent back a section of rim.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1363
Date to: Exactly AD 1369

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.76 g
Diameter: 26.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 3rd March 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018350

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half noble
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Gold half-noble: Edward III, 4th coinage, treaty B (N 1238-1242)
Obverse description: Crowned king standing facing forward on a ship, holding a sword in his right hand and a shield; quartered with the arms of England and France, in his left.
Obverse inscription: ED-WARD x DEI x G x REX x AnGL x D x HYB x Z x AQ-T, double saltire stops and an annulet before Edward
Reverse description: Floriated cross with lis at end of each limb with a compartment in the centre bearing a closed E for Edward and trefoils at the corners. Each angle has a lion passant and guardant with a crown above within a tressure of eight arches with trefoils in the spandrels
Reverse inscription: DOMInE x nE x IN x FVRORE x TVO x ARGVAS x ME, double saltire stops.
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
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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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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