NLM-EAAD92: Treasure case 2010 T636, pierced silver coin of Charles II from Binbrook, Lincolnshire

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Unique ID: NLM-EAAD92

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A silver penny of King Charles II's first coinage, 1660-1662 (reference: North 2775). It will therefore be of the traditional sterling standard, 92.5% fine metal. Single coins are not normally eligible for consideration as Treasure, but coins converted into jewellery can be so considered. This coin has been pierced, so it has potentially been turned into a jewellery item, as a pendant of some type. However, the coin is not particularly well-preserved; the piercing appears to be relatively crudely done and it is quite randomly placed and does not enable either the royal portrait on the front or British coat of arms on the back to be displayed upright. Even if it had been better done, the presence of a piercing on its own might not automatically place the object into the category of jewellery - pierced coins could still return to currency, as coin hoards demonstrate. It is my opinion, therefore, that, while it is not completely impossible that this coin had a pendant or decorative role, the probabilities are that it was not intended to function as an item of jewellery. Therefore, I do not think that it fulfils the criteria of Treasure, according to the terms of the Act. Dr Barrie J. Cook

Class: Penny of Charles II
Inscription: obverse: (---)LVS .II.D.G.M.BRIT HIB REX reverse: REG[----]AVSPICK.
Evidence of reuse: Pierced for suspension

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T636


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1662

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.44 g
Diameter: 12.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th June 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM15540
Treasure case number: 2010T636

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Binbrook

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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