CAM-55AAF7: Post-Medieval coin : Gold sovereign of George III, AD1817.

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-55AAF7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold sovereign of George III, AD 1760-1820. Minted in AD 1817. This coin is part of the coinage referred to as the last or new coinage that was minted between AD 1816-1820.

The obverse shows a laureate head right. Obverse legend reads: GEORGIUS III D:G:BRITANNIAR:REX F:D: The exergue reads: 1817. The reverse shows St George mounted on a rearing horse right, spearing a dragon beneath. Reverse legend reads HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE. The reverse legend translated from Latin is: Evil to him who evil thinks, which is the motto of the Order of the Garter. Die axis is 6 o’clock. Weight is 7.95g, diameter is 22.2mm, thickness is 1.5mm.

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 1817
Date to: Circa AD 1817

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 7.95 g
Diameter: 22.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th October 2021 - Thursday 7th October 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sovereign (or unite, laurel or pound)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Type: Sovereign: George III (S 3785)
Obverse description: Laureate head right. The exergue reads: 1817.
Obverse inscription: GEORGIUS III D:G:BRITANNIAR:REX F:D:
Reverse description: St George mounted on a rearing horse right, spearing a dragon beneath.
Reverse inscription: HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Deeping St. James (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1509
Four figure Latitude: 52.66652427
Four figure longitude: -0.30089859
1:25K map: TF1509
1:10K map: TF10NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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