NMS-A4D7A5: Post-medieval mount.

Rights Holder: Norfolk County Council
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Unique ID: NMS-A4D7A5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver gros tournois of Louis IX, Tours, 1266-70. The coin has been centrally pierced and the obverse gilded, presumably so that it could have been mounted. The most likely form of treatment would have been riveting the coin to a bar with brooch fittings. These coin brooches were at the height of their popularity in the late 13th century and due to the lack of English coins of a suitable size (apart from Edward I's very rare and short-lived groats) foreign coins were usually the ones so adapted.

Class: Coin
Evidence of reuse: Gilded on one face and the edges and pierced centrally for attachment.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2011T755


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1266
Date to: Exactly AD 1270
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 3.9 g
Diameter: 25.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011 - Friday 30th September 2011

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 29339
Other reference: E14357
Treasure case number: 2011T755

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: North Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Binham

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NMS
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Updated: 7 years ago

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