YORYM-A539C1: Post-medieval Coin : Farthing of William III

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Unique ID: YORYM-A539C1

Object type certainty: Certain
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An extremely worn and slightly distorted copper alloy farthing of William III dating to the period to AD 1695 - 1702.

The reverse detail has been lost, possibly due to wear, and has been inscribed with the italic initials "BB". Possibly re-used as a love token.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1695
Date to: Circa AD 1702

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.1 g
Diameter: 25.8 mm

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing: William III (S 3557 - 3558)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Worn blank but inscribed with "BB"
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Upper Poppleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5553
Four figure Latitude: 53.97015555
Four figure longitude: -1.16304373
1:25K map: SE5553
1:10K map: SE55SE
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

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Audit data

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

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