LVPL-B14376: Post medieval coin: contemporary copy of a silver crown of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-B14376

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete contemporary copy of a silver crown of William III (1696-1702) dating to AD 1697. Third bust. Mint: London. Spink 3472. The coin appears deliberately cut revealing the copper alloy core beneath the silver plate.

Obverse: Laureate draped bust right. Legend: GVLIELM[VS III DEI GRA]
Reverse: Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape. Legend: MAG [BR FRA ET HIB] REX 16 97 / ANNO RE[GNI OCTAVO [ ] DIGVO] ET TVTAMEN

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1697

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11 g
Diameter: 40.37 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Crown: William III (S 3470 - 3474)
Obverse description: Laureate draped bust right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELM[VS III DEI GRA]
Reverse description: Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape
Reverse inscription: MAG [BR FRA ET HIB] REX 16 97 / ANNO RE[GNI OCTAVO [ ] DIGVO] ET TVTAMEN
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Doddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7047
Four figure Latitude: 53.01944966
Four figure longitude: -2.44866349
1:25K map: SJ7047
1:10K map: SJ74NW
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

References cited

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