SOM-6098E5: Medieval coin: half penny probably of Edward III

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-6098E5

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A Medieval silver half penny of Edward III (AD 1327-1377) dating to AD 1344 to 1351. Withers class 11i. Minted at London. North (1991, 48) no. 1132.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1344
Date to: Exactly AD 1351

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.51 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Tuesday 8th January 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Secondary identifier: Miss Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018346

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Edwardian type 1279 - 1377
Type: Halfpenny: Edward III, 3rd 'florin' coinage, Withers type 11 (N 1132)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: EDWARDVS [REX A]n
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS / LOn/DOn
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Lopen CP

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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