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Unique ID: SOM-7F4B0D

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Medival Burgandian silver double patard of Charles the Bold (Duke of Burgundy, AD 1467-1477) dated to AD 1467-1477.

In 1469, following an agreement made between Edward IV and Charles the Bold, these coins were made legal tender in England and remained so for over 60 years afterwards; they crop up in hoards (in steadily declining numbers) until well into Henry VIII's reign. The Burgundian rulers were seen as friends of the English and this is the main reason that this type of foreign coin was allowed to circulate here. The metal is not quite sterling value, so although they were the same size as an English groat, they may have passed for a little less than four pence. They presumably finally disappeared during the Henrician debasements of the early 1540s

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1467
Date to: Circa AD 1477

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.91 g
Diameter: 27.5 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018376

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Double patard
Ruler/issuer: Charles the Bold
Type: Burgundian Low Countries: silver Double Patard of Charles the Bold (van Gelder-Hoc 23)
Obverse description: Shield with the arms of Burgundy
Obverse inscription: KAROLV[S] : DEI : [GRA] : DV[X] : BURG: CO: FL[A]
Reverse description: Cross fleuretty with a fleur within a diamond at the centre.
Reverse inscription: SIT NOMEN DOMINI : BENEDICTVM
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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