SF-A45282: English or French coin weight

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Unique ID: SF-A45282

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A copper alloy Medieval or Post-Medieval coin weight. It is a round flan and uniface, with the design of three lis in a shield with crown over. The flan is 11.21mm in diameter, 2.04mm in thickness and weighs 1.46g. This is most likely a weight for the English or French half ecu, which was issued from the reign of Charles VII, 1422-61, to Louis XI, 1436-75AD. The ecu was current in England in 1525, for four shillings. It is not possible to say whether this is a French or English coin weight. ( Withers 1995, Lions, Ships and Angels, p39).

Class: coin

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1525

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.04 mm
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 11.17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Other reference numbers

Other reference: finder's ref.60

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Brockley

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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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