LVPL-1CA148: post medieval coin contemporary copy of George III guinea (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-1CA148

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy, gold plated contemporary copy of probably a George III (AD 1760-1820) half guinea. Most of the gold plating is now missing.
Obverse: Laureate head right. Legend: [GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA•]
Reverse: Crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms. Legend: [•M•B•F•ET•H•REX•F•D•B•ET•L•D•S•R•I•A•T•ET•E•...]

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1787
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.91 g
Diameter: 19.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th September 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Half-guinea: George III (S 3731 - 3737)
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA•]
Reverse description: Crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms
Reverse inscription: [•M•B•F•ET•H•REX•F•D•B•ET•L•D•S•R•I•A•T•ET•E•...]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Ledsham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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