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PUBLIC-93CE36: Continental Sterling, Robert of Béthune, 1305-1322, Flanders

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-93CE36

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Medieval Continental Sterling issued by Robert of Béthune (1305-1322) of Flanders.

The type is Mayhew 211(i) and he sugests a date of 1317AD for this issue.

The obverse inscription is R COMES FLANDRIE, and the reverse inscription is MOn ETA AEN TLO

The coin weighs 1.26 grams and is 18.3mm in diameter.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1317
Date to: Circa AD 1317

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th July 2021

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Robert III, Count of Flanders
Type: Edwardian imitation: M 209 - 219
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: R COMES FLANDRIE
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the legend with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: MOn ETA AEN TLO
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Hart (District)
To be known as: Dogmersfield

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mayhew, N. 1983 Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 14 page 83 211(i)

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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