DUR-9D96D2: Silver half penny, probably of Edward IV, probably 1464/5 - 1470

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Unique ID: DUR-9D96D2

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A clipped and broken silver penny of Edward IV (First Region AD1461-70)

First Reign, Type V, im Rose, B in centre of reverse AD1464-5). Durham mint, Bishop Lawrence Booth

Obverse: portrait indistinct, beaded inner ring. Legend missing/indistinct

Reverse: Long cross, three pellets in each quadrant. Letter B at centre of cross. Legend missing (clipped).

14.2 mm x 8.17mm 0.4g

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1464
Date to: Exactly AD 1465

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.17 mm
Thickness: 0.46 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 7011

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England (first reign)
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfpenny: Edward IV, not further defined (N 1545 - 1547, 1608 - 1612, 1667 - 1669)
Obverse description: Portrait indistinct, legend missing
Obverse inscription: Indistinct
Reverse description: Long cross, three pellets in each quadrant, Letter b in centre of cross
Reverse inscription: Missing
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Seamer (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0382
Four figure Latitude: 54.2233739
Four figure longitude: -0.42168285
1:25K map: TA0382
1:10K map: TA08SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Durham FLO
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 89 1602

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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