NCL-7C60CD: NCL-7C60CD

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COIN

Unique ID: NCL-7C60CD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A New England three pence piece, issued by colony of Massachusetts, North America, of the 'Oak Tree' type, The coin is pierced at about the 2 o'clock point and clipped almost symmetrically around part of its circumference. 

The coin has part of a date on it 165[?] hoverer the last number has been removed by the piercing, 

Though dated '1652', such coins tend to be attributed to the period c. 1667 - c. 1674 AD. The argument is that the date either alludes to the foundation of the mint at Massachusetts or fixes a point during the British Commonwealth thus legitimising the colonists right to strike coinage which was otherwise reserved for the king, See  LVPL-9E9604 and HAMP-936A

Diameter 0.59mm

Weight 1.07g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 59 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th April 2022

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: #9408

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Oak Tree
Obverse inscription: [MA]S[A]THVSE[TS] (flower)
Reverse description: Date and value in two lines 165[?]/III
Reverse inscription: NEW ENGLAND
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Near Ebchester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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