WILT-71944E: Medieval coin weight

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: WILT-71944E

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A complete cast copper alloy uniface coin weight, of Medieval to Post Medieval dating (c. AD 1350 to c. AD 1550).

The weight is sub circular in plan and the obverse face has a moulded design consisting of a fleur de lis / lys, with a pellet border. The reverse face is plain and undecorated.

The coin weight has a diameter of 14.25 mm and is 2.70 mm thick. It weighs 2.96 grams.

Withers & Withers (1995, 33) suggest that the fleur de lis / lys was used in both England and France for a florin between c. AD 1350 and c. AD 1550. Two similar coin weights have been recorded on the PAS database as FAKL-54FE02 and IOW-F9C601.

Reference:
Withers, P. & Withers, B. 1995. Identifying Coin-Weights Found in Britain Lions Ships and Angels. Galata Press.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1350
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 2.96 g
Diameter: 14.25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2014-31

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Easterton

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