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Unique ID: CORN-361A86
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
Silver Irish long cross penny of Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-1483), Light cross and pellets issue (1473-1478), with a pellet either side of the crown and a worn pellet to the right of the bust on the obverse and a quatrefoil with pellet in centre of reverse. The coin has been heavily clipped all round the edge and the inscription is missing altogether on the obverse and part of the reverse legend is visible: VILL/[...]GhE which suggests the Drogheda mint, Spink 6373.
Evidence of reuse: clipped to re-use silver clippings
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.35 g
Diameter: 12.3 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th August 2019 - Sunday 18th August 2019
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Ruler/issuer: Edward IV of England
Mint or issue place: Drogheda
Type: Irish: penny of Edward IV, Group 6, light cross and pellets coinage (S 6360-6387A)
Obverse description: Crowned head facing with a pellet either side of the crown and a pellet to the right of breast
Obverse inscription: Missing
Reverse description: Long cross with a quatrefoil at the centre with a pellet in the middle
Reverse inscription: VILL/[A.DE/DRO]/GhE
Initial mark: missing
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
4 Figure: SX0564
Four figure Latitude: 50.44336641
Four figure longitude: -4.74772611
1:25K map: SX0564
1:10K map: SX04NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Spink and Son Ltd||2003||Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands||London||Spink and Son Ltd||p.135||no.6373|