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SWYOR-867FB3: SWYOR-867FB3 Post Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-867FB3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper alloy Post Medieval Irish coin of William and Mary (AD 1688-1694); a halfpenny dating from AD 1692 - 1694. Mint of Dublin. See number 6597 in Spink's Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (2003).

Thickness: 2.15mm
Weight: 5.94g
Diameter: 26.04mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1692
Date to: Circa AD 1694

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.15 mm
Weight: 5.94 g
Diameter: 26.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th November 2019 - Saturday 16th November 2019

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS Form No 003621

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Type: Irish: halfpenny of William and Mary, copper, (S 6597)
Obverse description: Conjoined busts right
Reverse description: Crowned harp with date across upper field
Reverse inscription: (MAG BR FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Pendle (District)
Parish or ward: Salterforth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD8945
Four figure Latitude: 53.90104731
Four figure longitude: -2.16889583
1:25K map: SD8945
1:10K map: SD84NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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