SOM-13DD16: SOM-13DD16: Post-Medieval coin: penny of George III

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOM-13DD16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy penny of George III, probably third or fourth issue coinage, 1760-1816. Two pennies cut or ground down and then the two sides joined together to make a coin with a double obverse.

Diameter: 29.86mm, Weight: 10.96g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1760
Date to: Circa AD 1816

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.96 g
Diameter: 29.86 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th May 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wells finds day 21-07-10

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Penny (copper): George III (S 3777, 3780)
Obverse description: Bust right, draped - small head
Obverse inscription: GEORGIUS III DEI GRA REX
Reverse description: Bust right, draped - small head
Reverse inscription: As above
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Weare

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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