LON-7579D7: Post Medieval silver Hungarian coin

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Unique ID: LON-7579D7

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A post medieval silver denar of János Szapolyai (John I of Hungary) dating to 1526 to 1540 AD. RA privy or mintmark. This coin has suffered from circumferential losses, which has obscured parts of the legend. It measures 15.4mm diameter x 0.7mm thick and weighs 0.38g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1526
Date to: Exactly AD 1540

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.38 g
Diameter: 15.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th October 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Kath Creed

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Árpádian stripes), wolf in escutcheon.
Obverse inscription: [IO]HANNES * R * VN[G]AR *[date]*
Reverse description: Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, R–A in field.
Reverse inscription: PATRONA * – * V[NGARIE]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Limehouse (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3680
Four figure Latitude: 51.50258
Four figure longitude: -0.041959
1:25K map: TQ3680
1:10K map: TQ38SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found on the Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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