WMID-AC5645: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of Richard II

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-AC5645

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete halfpenny of Richard II (AD 1377 to AD 1399), dating to the period AD 1377 to AD 1399. Minted in London. C.f. North, vol 2, p 63, no 1331. Type 1.

Diameter: 14.3 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.54 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1377
Date to: Circa AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Richard II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Richard II, not further defined (N 1331a - 1332c)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: RICARD REX ANGL
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: CIVI TAS LON DON
Initial mark: cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Chaddesley Corbett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8771
Four figure Latitude: 52.33692634
Four figure longitude: -2.19221822
1:25K map: SO8771
1:10K map: SO87SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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