IOW-984433: IOW-984433 Post-Medieval Coin: Sixpence of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-984433

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702), minted at London in 1696 or 1697.

Obverse: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA; laureate and draped bust facing right

Reverse: [??.MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.16]; four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape

Class: Sixpence

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1696
Date to: Exactly AD 1697

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th January 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-4-51

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA
Reverse description: Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape
Reverse inscription: [??.MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX.16]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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