CORN-7598DF: CORN-7598DF - Charles II threepence 1677

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Unique ID: CORN-7598DF

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and pierced post-Medieval milled silver penny of Charles II (AD 1660-1685), minted at London and dated 1677 on coin

Ref: Spink (2008: 321), no. 3386

Obverse: Laureate, draped bust right; CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA. 

Reverse: Three C's linked, crown above; MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX .1677.

Measurements: Diameter, 17.41mm; Thickness, 0.75mm; Weight, 1.34g


The coin is pierced, indicating a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure (under the Treasure Act 1996). However, coins dating after AD 1180 with similar piercings are also known in hoards of currency, suggesting that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins. It therefore cannot be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a coin or as another type of object at the time that the coin was deposited.

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been pierced from the obverse through to the reverse at about 12 o' clock on the obverse

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1677
Date to: Exactly AD 1677

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.75 mm
Weight: 1.34 g
Diameter: 17.41 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th May 2021 - Monday 10th May 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 2021 19

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Threepence: Charles II (S 3385 - 3386)
Obverse description: Laureate, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS. II. DEI. GRATIA.
Reverse description: Three C's linked, crown above
Reverse inscription: MAG. BR. FRA. ET. HIB. REX .1677.
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Ives (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5337
Four figure Latitude: 50.18141206
Four figure longitude: -5.46115012
1:25K map: SW5337
1:10K map: SW57SW
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 2008 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 43rd Edition London Spink 321 3386

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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