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SWYOR-63C610: SWYOR-63C610 Post Medieval Weight

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Unique ID: SWYOR-63C610

Object type certainty: Probably
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A copper alloy coin weight dating from 1700 - 1780. It is flat and circular in plan. One side is unmarked and the other side carries a marking in the form of a crown formed from two loops, joined at the base, with a circular pellet between them. There are also traces of a numeral 6. The weight has a dark grey patina. It is 13.8mm in diameter and 2.7mm thick. It weighs 2.71g (0.095oz). The mass and markings suggest it was used for weight the Portuguese quarter moidore coin, which circulated in England for 6s and 9d and had a mass of 2.66g. See page 53 - 55 of Lions, Ships and Angels by P and BR Withers.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1780

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 2.71 g
Diameter: 13.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th January 2020 - Saturday 25th January 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3604

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Ryther cum Ossendyke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5536
Four figure Latitude: 53.81737902
Four figure longitude: -1.16609002
1:25K map: SE5536
1:10K map: SE53NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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