SWYOR-E0EA53: Post Medieval Coin: a Scottish sixpence, of Charles II

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-E0EA53

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy coin dating from the Post Medieval period: a Scottish bawbee, or sixpence, of Charles II (1649-1685) dating from 1677-1679. AN FR ET HIB R reverse, Spink 5628 (2015, p. 102). The coin has a diameter 24.87mm, a thickness of 2.16mm, and weighs 7.43g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1677
Date to: Exactly AD 1679

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.16 mm
Weight: 7.43 g
Diameter: 24.87 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Tuesday 17th April 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Bawbee
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Bawbee of Charles II, copper, Coinage of 1677 (S 5626-5629)
Obverse description: Draped bust left
Obverse inscription: [CAR II DG SC]O AN FR ET HIB R
Reverse description: Crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: NEMO ME IMPVNE LACE[SSET 167-]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
District: Leeds (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Micklefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4332
Four figure Latitude: 53.78255768
Four figure longitude: -1.34889949
1:25K map: SE4332
1:10K map: SE43SW
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 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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