SUSS-9C3007: Modern coin : Half sovereign of Victoria

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Unique ID: SUSS-9C3007

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Gold half-sovereign of Victoria, dated 1870.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1870
Date to: Circa AD 1901

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.04 mm
Weight: 3.99 g
Diameter: 19.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st July 2007

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Victoria of the United Kingdom
Obverse description: Bust left
Obverse inscription: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA Dated 1870
Reverse description: Crowned shield
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIARVM REGINA FID: DEF: 84
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Selsey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 394 3860

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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