NMGW-742A36: Post Medieval Coin: cufflinks

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Unique ID: NMGW-742A36

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Post medieval copper alloy cufflinks of 17th or early 18th century date

The cufflinks are complete and comprise two flanged-rim discs joined by a single copper alloy link (with a weight of 0.9g). The sheet discs are circular (with a diameter of 12.2mm and a thickness of 0.4mm) with an angled flange at the edge (giving a depth of 1.5mm). The fronts of both discs are decorated with a stamped motif of a crown above two hearts on a closely-spaced pelleted field. The rear of each disc has an integral, central pierced lug (giving a depth of 3.7mm) connected to a triple loop link of circular sectioned wire, soldered closed at one end. The disc faces are comparatively free from corrosion, while the rear has a grey-black patina.

The motif is thought to have originally commemorated the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza in 1662 in loyal respect for the restored monarchy but became a long-lived symbol of marital affection.

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 1750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2014.121.4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
District: Swansea (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mumbles (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS6290
Four figure Latitude: 51.59189924
Four figure longitude: -3.99354509
1:25K map: SS6290
1:10K map: SS69SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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