SWYOR-66CA97: Post Medieval Danish coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-66CA97

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A Post Medieval Danish coin, a silver two skilling coin, of Christian VII (AD 1749 - 1808) dated 1781. Mint of Altona. The coin is slightly bent and has copper alloy corrosion on the reverse. It is 17.26mm diameter, 0.6mm thick and 0.9g. Krause, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1701 - 1800, page 165, KM# 631.2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1781
Date to: Circa AD 1781

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th December 2014 - Thursday 25th December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2484

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Ruler of post-medieval kingdom of Denmark, Sweden or Norway
Type: Post medieval coin of the Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden and Kingdom of Norway
Obverse description: Crowned C7 monogram
Obverse inscription: D G DAN NOR VAN GOT REX
Reverse description: Crowned oval shield of Denmark with date across field: 1781
Reverse inscription: (2) SKILLING DA[NSKE]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Barnby Dun with Kirk Sandall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6108
Four figure Latitude: 53.56507647
Four figure longitude: -1.08046696
1:25K map: SE6108
1:10K map: SE60NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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