CORN-7CE441: duit of Dutch East India Company (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-7CE441

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy duit issued by the Dutch East India Company. The obverse showing the lion rampant above the waves is the shield of the province of Zeeland, and dates from 1754-94, and this coin is dated on the reverse to 1785.

Notes:

By the seventeenth century the Netherlands had become a prosperous country through its shipping trade across Europe and its trade links with the Far East. The United Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) was formed in 1602 in order to unite various small trade companies which had created commercial links with the India and the Far East during the late sixteenth century. With bases in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia, the Company became a powerful trade organization. It was even given powers of rule over its dominions, along similar lines to those of the English East India Company. Like its British rival, the Dutch East India Company issued coins for trade in its dominions. The coin bears the Company's monogram (VOC) and the date.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1785
Date to: Exactly AD 1785

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014 - Friday 28th February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Duit
Ruler/issuer: Republic of the United Netherlands
Mint or issue place: Zeeland
Type: Republic of the United Netherlands: copper duit
Obverse description: crowned shield with lion rampant above waves
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: VOC monogram with large V over O and C to left and right and date on either side of base of V as 17 \/ 85
Reverse inscription: VOC 1785
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Minver Lowlands (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9476
Four figure Latitude: 50.54738442
Four figure longitude: -4.90906117
1:25K map: SW9476
1:10K map: SW96SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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