LON-F5BF52: Post Medieval silver perforated coin

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Unique ID: LON-F5BF52

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

A pierced, Post Medieval silver 1/16 Thaler of Friedrich III, Duke of Holsten-Gottorp (1616-59), one of the German States; minted under mintmaster MIchael Moller (1644-59); dated 165[ ]; KM#93.

The coin was found in two pieces.

Dimensions: diameter: 19.52mm; weight: 1.38g.

Reference: Krause's Standard Catalog of German Coins 1501-present (3rd edition), compiled by N. D. Nicol, 2011.


This does not qualify as Treasure because for Post Medieval coins there needs to be further evidence e.g. gilding or mounting that the coin had been removed from circulation to perform another function.

Evidence of reuse: Perforation

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Exactly AD 1650
Date to: Exactly AD 1659
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 19.52 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Obverse description: Half length armoured bust right
Obverse inscription: FRIDERICVS D G H NDS
Reverse description: XVI / I REIC/HS DA/ M (i.m. crossed swords) M
Reverse inscription: VIRTVT GLORIA MER[C] 165[ ]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Chigwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4594
Four figure Latitude: 51.62614
Four figure longitude: 0.09339
1:25K map: TQ4594
1:10K map: TQ49SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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