SOM-CB74A0: Post Medieval coin: Sixpence of William III

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Unique ID: SOM-CB74A0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval silver sixpence of William III. The coin is very worn and one edge has been bent back and the other forward to create an 'S' bend in profile. This modification is often descibed as a 'love' token.


This record was created at a rally and may therefore fall below our usual standards of identification or photography

Evidence of reuse: S bend

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1694
Date to: Circa AD 1702
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.26 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Detecting Wales - 3rd July 2011, West Pennard

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ticket number 23

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: West Pennard

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Recorded at a rally
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at Rally
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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