IOW-E7E143: Post-Medieval Uniface Square Coin-weight for an Angel

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Unique ID: IOW-E7E143

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, corroded and cleaned post-Medieval square uniface coin weight, possibly for an angel and possibly dating to 1604-1619. Withers and Withers 1995: 21, 68.

The front depicts St Michael spearing a dragon and the rear is plain.

Length: 14.9mm; width: 14.5mm; thickness: 3.2mm. Weight: 3.94g (60.83 grains).

This coin weight has been cleaned by the finder.

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1604
Date to: Exactly AD 1619

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.9 mm
Width: 14.5 mm
Thickness: 3.2 mm
Weight: 3.94 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th June 2015 - Sunday 28th June 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-2-322

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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

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