History: Record ID: IOW-542737 – MEDIEVAL coin

History: Record ID: IOW-542737 – MEDIEVAL coin


IOW-542737: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Richard II

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Unique ID: IOW-542737

Object type certainty: Certain
status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete 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 (saltire) REX (double saltire) AnGLE’; Crowned bust facing with a bifoliate crown.

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

Diameter: 14.3mm. Weight: 0.51g. DA=12:4.

The reverse is double-struck.

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


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: 14.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery:
Sunday 28th October 2018

Sunday 28th October 2018

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: IOW2018-4-15

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
Obverse inscription: (cross pattée) RICARD (saltire) REX (double saltire) AnGLE’
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: 4 o’clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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