LVPL-277230: Post-Medieval silver coin from Riga, Livonia.

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Unique ID: LVPL-277230

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin from Livonia in the Post-Medieval period, 16th century in date, probably 1539 (although only the 39 is visible on the legend). Minted in a town called Reval which is at the top of modern day Estonia and is now called Tallin. The coin has been pierced and so some of the legend is missing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1539

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 1972 - Thursday 1st January 1976

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Dr David Symons

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Shield with a cross inside
Obverse inscription: [...]MONETA REVALIE...39
Reverse description: Long cross with plain quarters
Reverse inscription: MAGISTE[R] LIVONIE:
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wirral (Metropolitan District)
District: Wirral (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Wallasey (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ2591
Four figure Latitude: 53.410459
Four figure longitude: -3.129745
1:25K map: SJ2591
1:10K map: SJ29SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Above high water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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