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Unique ID: CORN-7598DF
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.75 mm
Weight: 1.34 g
Diameter: 17.41 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th May 2021 - Monday 10th May 2021
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Other reference: PAS 2021 19
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
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
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.
|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|