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DEV-E54254: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of William III (obverse)

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Unique ID: DEV-E54254

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver shilling of William III (1694-1702). First to third bust dating to 1695-1698. Mint of London.

It measures 25mm in diameter


Part of a collection from Dartmouth. Spink 3505 quoted as reference but cannot be substabtiated due to lack of reverse image (R. Webley 03/04/2019)

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Dartmouth Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1695
Date to: Exactly AD 1698

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 25 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: Modern
Type: Shilling: William III (S 3497 - 3519)
Obverse description: Bust draped facing right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS . III . DEI . GRA.
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shield
Reverse inscription: MAG/ BR FRA/ ET HIB/ REX 16/9[...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Dartmouth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8750
Four figure Latitude: 50.33905152
Four figure longitude: -3.58927325
1:25K map: SX8750
1:10K map: SX80SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Dartmouth Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 338 3505

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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