WAW-1F939B: Post Medieval coin: Irish halfpenny of Charles II

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-1F939B

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A complete Post Medieval copper alloy Irish halfpenny probably of Charles II (AD 1645-1685). Armstong and Legge's regal coinage (Spink 6574) dating to AD 1680-84. London mint. Spink (2003: 165).

Overall dimensions: 27.47mm in diameter, 1.71mm in thickness and 5.94g in weight. 

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 1680
Date to: Exactly AD 1684

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.71 mm
Weight: 5.94 g
Diameter: 27.47 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Irish: halfpenny of Charles II, copper, Armstrong and Legge's Regal coinage (S 6574-6575)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Crowned harp.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Hartlebury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8470
Four figure Latitude: 52.32785631
Four figure longitude: -2.23619954
1:25K map: SO8470
1:10K map: SO87SW
Grid reference source: From 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 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd p. 165 no. 6574

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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