YORYM-C73545: Post-medieval coin : Farthing of William III

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Unique ID: YORYM-C73545

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy coin, possibly a farthing of William III or William and Mary. The coin is very worn and much of the detail has been lost.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1689
Date to: Circa AD 1702

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [----]MVS [---]
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
To be known as: Brafferton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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