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SOM-BD4BB1: Silver Crown of George III

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Unique ID: SOM-BD4BB1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Modern silver crown of George III (1760-1820), mInted at London, dated 1820 on the coin, Spink 3787.



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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Date from: Exactly AD 1820
Date to: Exactly AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 27.72 g
Diameter: 37.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Spaxton 2011 - Stogursey, WHRADA, 25-09-2011

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally reference 595

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (silver)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F:D: 1820
Reverse description: St George on horseback, spearing a dragon below.
Reverse inscription: HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL .Y . PENSE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

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
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

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 388

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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