WMID-109B00: Post medieval coin: Huitieme d'ecu of Henry III of France (reverse, obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-109B00

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped silver huitieme d'ecu (1/8 ecu) of Henry III of France (1574-1589), probably. Coin classification: Mayhew (1988), number 258, p.123 and plate 25.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1574
Date to: AD 1589

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.22 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Huitieme d'ecu
Ruler/issuer: Henri III of France
Type: French: Huitieme d'ecu of Henri III
Obverse description: Long cross fleury.
Obverse inscription: ( )V(S) III D G FRANC E( )O( )X( )
Reverse description: Shield with three lis surmounted by a large crown. To the left of the shield V, to the right, III.
Reverse inscription: [ ]( )OMINI BENEDICTVM
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Drayton Bassett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1900
Four figure Latitude: 52.597464
Four figure longitude: -1.720927
1:25K map: SK1900
1:10K map: SK10SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Mayhew, N. 1988 Coinage in France from the Dark Ages to Napoleon London Seaby plate 25 258

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Audit data

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

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