CORN-361A86: Irish penny of Edward IV (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-361A86

Object type certainty: Certain
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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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1473
Date to: Exactly AD 1478
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.35 g
Diameter: 12.3 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lanivet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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