SUSS-E27612: Post medieval coin: three pence deliberately polished to remove design

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Unique ID: SUSS-E27612

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin which has been polished until no trace of the design or legend remains. The size suggests it was origionally a post medieval three pence. Coins were polished in this way for use as love tokens but also to make small silver items such as boxes.

Evidence of reuse: Burnished to obliterate design

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1550
Date to: AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Mr Tyndall JONES
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4c

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Hand made
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Burnished

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Initial mark: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Warningcamp (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0307
Four figure Latitude: 50.853355
Four figure longitude: -0.538115
1:25K map: TQ0307
1:10K map: TQ00NW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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