IOW-6449A4: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Richard II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6449A4

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A clipped Medieval silver halfpenny of Richard II (1377-1399), minted at London (North 1991: 63, ref: 1331b; Withers 2002: 45-46, Type 1).

Obverse: + (cross pattée) RICARD REX AnGL; Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown (nothing on breast).

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 13.4mm. Weight: 0.51g. DA=12:11-12.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Withers, P. and B. 2002. Halfpennies and Farthings of Edward III and Richard II. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Ltd.

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: Exactly AD 1377
Date to: Exactly AD 1399

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.51 g
Diameter: 13.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th August 2019 - Sunday 18th August 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-168

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, Withers type 1 (N 1331b)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown (nothing on breast)
Obverse inscription: + (cross pattée) RICARD REX AnGL
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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

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 63 1331b
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2002 Halfpennies and Farthings: Edward III and Richard II Llanfyllin Galata Print 45-46, Type 1

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Audit data

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Created: 14 days ago
Updated: 11 days ago

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