SUSS-CABBE6: French Medieval coin: Gros Tournois of Louis IX

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French Medieval silver gros tournois of Louis IX (1226-1270), minted at Tours, 1266-1270 AD, Dy 190.

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: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1266
Date to: Circa AD 1270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 3.82 g
Diameter: 26.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Legend in two concentric circles around central short cross pattee
Obverse inscription: +LUDOVICVS REX, inner circle. BN-DICTV:SIT:NOME:DNI:NRI:DEI:IRVXPI
Reverse description: Chatal Tournois (stylised castle of Tours) encircled by legend; in turn this is encircled by a border of twelve fleur de lis each within a double circle
Reverse inscription: + TVRONVS CIVIS
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
Parish or ward: Icklesham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9017
Four figure Latitude: 50.921171
Four figure longitude: 0.701902
1:25K map: TQ9017
1:10K map: TQ91NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Discovery circumstances: While digging allotment
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Allotment

References cited

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Audit data

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

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