YORYM-AD20D1: Post-Medieval Coin : Uncertain Denomination and Ruler

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Unique ID: YORYM-AD20D1

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

A large silver object, probably a coin, of Post-Medieval date. The object has been worn virtually smooth on both surfaces leaving no diagnostic details. The object is however roughly the right size and shape to have been a half crown of Charles I.

The worn condition of the object suggests it may have been used as a touch piece, an amuletic object believed to cure disease and bring good luck.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12 g
Diameter: 35.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfcrown
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bridlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA1769
Four figure Latitude: 54.10359247
Four figure longitude: -0.21210174
1:25K map: TA1769
1:10K map: TA16NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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