Archbishop Rotherham penny of Richard III

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Issued by: Richard III
Denomination: Penny
Mint: York
Period: Medieval
Date found: 19/05/2022
Location: Isle of Anglesey


The T and upright key flanking the neck give this as an episcopal issue of Thomas Rotherham (the “T” being for Thomas). He was archbishop of York from 1480-1500 and the reverse legend would read CIVITΛS ЄBORΛCI. It has been designated a Find of Note: Regional Importance.