PUBLIC-2D5362: Post-medieval coin: Sovereign of George III

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2D5362

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval gold sovereign of George III (1760-1820). Last coinage, legend type B (Spink 3785C), dated 1820 (on coin). Mint of London. Spink (2008, 402).

It measures 22.05 mm in diameter and weighs 7.85 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1820
Date to: Exactly AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.85 g
Diameter: 22.05 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 9th September 2014 - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sovereign (or unite, laurel or pound)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Sovereign: George III (S 3785)
Obverse description: Laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: GEORGIUS III D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: 1820
Reverse description: George and Dragon right
Reverse inscription: HONI . SOIT . QUI . MAL . Y . PENSE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Riverside (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.50329348
Four figure longitude: -0.08515568
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2008 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 43rd Edition London Spink 402 3785C

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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