BH-2725B6: Medieval to post-Medieval florin coin weight

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Unique ID: BH-2725B6

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A copper-alloy uniface coin weight. The weight is sub-square in plan. The upper surface bears a stamped fleur-de-lis within a circular border. The surfaces are slightly corroded. It measures 14.5mm long, 13.5mm wide and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 2.59g.

According to Withers (1995: 33), such weights are French or British and were made from the florin coin, which circulated in Europe between c. 1350 and 1550.

Class: Florin

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.5 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 2.59 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th December 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/22 - 17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Barley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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