Medieval Coin

Description of Object:

Four-pence or Groat, (Sterling silver content). In great condition; you can make out the name of Edward III (1327-1377).

Discussion:

The Groat came into use under Edward I (around 1279) and the design changed very little in 150 years. This coin was issued between 1351 – 1361 by Edward III with a reduced weight compared to the original coin of 72 grains of silver.

Date of Object:

14th Century

Find-spot:

King Street, Middlewich found by the Earl family

Dimensions:

Weight: 4.7g
Diameter: 2.5 cm

Location:

Held in a private collection.

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