KENT-682E46: Kent-682E46. Post-Medieval. Coin. Sixpence of William III. Obverse view.

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-682E46

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1696-1701. Silver alloy, milled sixpence of William III. Length 20.7mm, Width 20.4mm, Thickness 0.9mm, Diameter 20.7mm, Weight 2.3g. Obverse: possibly Fourth (flaming) bust right, very worn legend 'LMVS'. Reverse: Crowned cruciform shields with extremely worn legend 'MAG...ET'. No mint mark. The coin is in very worn condition but also bent deliberately to form a love 'crooked' token. Mint Mark probably London. Ref: Coins of England and the UK, Spink 2003, 38th Edition, page 340-342.

Evidence of reuse: Bent to form 'Love' token

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1696
Date to: AD 1701

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.7 mm
Width: 20.4 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 8th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Geoff Burr
Identified by: Mr Geoff Burr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Possibly Fourth (Flaming) bust right
Obverse inscription: [GVLIE] LMVS [III.DEI.GRA]
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields with extremely worn legend
Reverse inscription: [16..] MAG [BR.FRA] ET [HIB REX.]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Tunbridge Wells (District)
Parish or ward: Cranbrook & Sissinghurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7534
Four figure Latitude: 51.078636
Four figure longitude: 0.496898
1:25K map: TQ7534
1:10K map: TQ73SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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