ESS-016E75: ESS 016E75 Post Medieval Coin : Fourpence of Charles II

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Unique ID: ESS-016E75

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval silver milled fourpence of Charles II, dating 1670 to 1684.

The object is 18.17mm in diameter, 1.38mm in thickness and 1.8g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1670
Date to: Circa AD 1677

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.38 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 18.17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd June 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6596

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Fourpence penny
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Fourpence: Charles II (S 3383 - 3384)
Obverse description: Man wearing reef faces right with long flowing hair.
Obverse inscription: DEI GRATIA CAROLUS II
Reverse description: 4 interlinked Cs. Different symbol in each quarter. A 16 can be read suggesting a date.
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8410
Four figure Latitude: 51.758455
Four figure longitude: 0.66466
1:25K map: TL8410
1:10K map: TL81SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 10 years ago

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