CORN-BDA145: Charles II farthing (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-BDA145

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper farthing of Charles II (1660-1685), with the date on the reverse in exergue, which appears, though mostly illegible, to be 1672 as the base of the 2 can just be made out; Spink 3394.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1672

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 5.3 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st April 2012 - Saturday 21st April 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (copper): Charles II (S 3394)
Obverse description: laureate cuirassed bust facing left
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS.A.CAROLO
Reverse description: Britannia seated left with shield to right and spear in left hand and olive branch in right hand
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hayle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5638
Four figure Latitude: 50.191633
Four figure longitude: -5.41985
1:25K map: SW5638
1:10K map: SW58SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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