LVPL-2787F5: Post-Medieval silver coin from Riga, Livonia, pierced

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Unique ID: LVPL-2787F5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin from Livonia in the Post-Medieval period, most likely the 1530s. it has been minted in Riga, possibly by the Archbishop at the time. The coin has been pierced and has a nail through the hole.

Evidence of reuse: Piercing

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1530

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 design consisting of an inverted V and small pellets.
Obverse inscription: MO...H...RIGENSI
Reverse description: Crossed keys (possibly keys)
Reverse inscription: MO...EC[...]RIGENSI
Initial mark: Possibly a flower
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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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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