SOM-571923: Post Medieval French coin: liard, probably of Louis the XIV

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Unique ID: SOM-571923

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval French copper alloy liard, probably of Louis the XIV (1643-1715), mint and date on coin unclear, 1655-58 or 1693-99 AD.

The coin has been bent twice with one edge bent back and the opposite edge bent forward. A modification referred to as a love token.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1655
Date to: Circa AD 1693

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.59 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th March 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Membury, Yeovil MDBC Club, 24-25 March 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 22080

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Legend in three rows [above three fluer de lis with mint mark in centre]
Reverse inscription: [L]IA[RD] // DE // [F]RANC[E]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Chardstock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2705
Four figure Latitude: 50.839903
Four figure longitude: -3.038122
1:25K map: ST2705
1:10K map: ST20NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Orchard

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: 5 years ago

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