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SOM-83DF38: Post-medieval coin: Half escudo of John V (of Portugal)

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOM-83DF38

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

A post-medieval gold half escudo of John V of Portugal (AD 1706-1750), dated 1732 on the coin.

This coin is worn and has been bent into a 'love token' in the usual way and now has an S-shaped profile.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1732
Date to: Exactly AD 1732

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2013

Rally details.

This object was found at Ston Easton, Somerset (01/09/13)

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Rally ticket 196

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: half escudo
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IOANNES . V . D. G. PORT. ET . ALG. REX // 1732
Reverse description: Crowned coat of arms (of Portugal)
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 12 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: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Ston Easton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6454
Four figure Latitude: 51.28399287
Four figure longitude: -2.51757095
1:25K map: ST6454
1:10K map: ST65SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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