SF-41F7C0: Post Medieval coin: half guinea of George III

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Unique ID: SF-41F7C0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval gold half guinea of George III (AD 1760-1820), Second Head, dating to AD 1769 (Spink 2959). Mint of London. Ref: Spink 1976: 205.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1769
Date to: Exactly AD 1769

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.16 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2021 - Monday 10th May 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

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 bust right
Obverse inscription: GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned shield of arms
Reverse inscription: M B F ET H REX F D B ET L D S R I A T ET E 17/69
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Ipswich (District)
To be known as: Ipswich

Spatial coordinates

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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd

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Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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