IOW-B33352: Medieval Coin: Irish Penny of Edward IV

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B33352

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A clipped and worn Medieval copper-alloy Irish silver penny of Edward IV (1461-1483), minted at Dublin. Sons and Roses/Rose-on-Cross Coinage, c. 1478-c. 1483.

Obverse: [ ]ARD[ ]; Crowned bust facing, sun and rose alternating at crown and neck.

Reverse: [ ]; Long cross pattée dividing the legend, with a small rose in the centre. Rose and two suns in alternate quarters, sun and two roses in the other quarters.

Diameter: 15.0mm. Weight: 0.45g.

The coin has been double-struck on both sides.

See Spink, 2003, Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands, page 136, ref: 6393.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1478
Date to: Circa AD 1483

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th April 2019 - Sunday 7th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Tom Redmayne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-67

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin
Type: Irish penny of Edward IV, obverse facing bust with suns and roses , reverse rose on cross (S 6393 - 6398)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, sun and rose alternating at crown and neck
Obverse inscription: [ ]ARD[ ]
Reverse description: Long cross pattée dividing the legend, with a small rose in the centre
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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