SF-6BBAC1: coin weight

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Unique ID: SF-6BBAC1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Post-Medieval coin weight. It was struck in Antwerp, and the reverse bears the hand mark, the symbol for Antwerp. The figures 84 placed around the hand give the date of 1584, and the initials C I with a star indicate the maker Cornelis Janssen. These devices are contained within a circle of laurel . The obverse shows a crown over a double rose indicating that the maker was appointed by the sovereign, with the initials EC to either side. The weight is square, measuring 15.32mm x 15.74mm and is 2mm thick, weighing 3.52g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1584
Date to: Circa AD 1584

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.32 mm
Width: 15.74 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 3.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Sutton

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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