Medieval Coin

Finds from Wirral

Medieval Coin

Here we have a coin of Edward IV. His reign was unusual as it was split into two separate periods during mthe Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. 

As such Edward reigned from 4th March 1461 to 3 October 1470 and then again from 11th April 1471 until he died in 1483. It was his sons who were the infamous “Princes in the Tower”. 
This coin dates from the first reign and was minted in London. A groat was equal to four pennies.This coin was discovered by us and is correctly recorded with the British Museum through the Portable Antiquities Scheme. 

Their full description can be seen at the following link

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