LEIC-C4A700: C4A700 medieval coin

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Unique ID: LEIC-C4A700

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver post medieval quartered coin of uncertain attribution. The pattern of crowns on one side, probably the reverse, most closely resembles those on the arms of Sweden, although it is difficult to make out what the design above represents and whether or not this fits the arms. The other side of the coin is too worn to make an interpretation of the design. It may form part of a bust design although this is uncertain.

The most likely attribution for the coin are the 16-17th century coinages of Sweden although this remains uncertain.

13mm x 10mm


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Width: 10 mm
Weight: 0.57 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th August 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Wendy Scott
Identified by: Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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: uncertain, possibly a bust.
Obverse inscription: ilegible: [ ]D[ ]
Reverse description: Two crowns as part of shield. Above uncertain, possibly legs of an animal.
Reverse inscription: illegible:?m[ ]E[ ]?

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)

References cited

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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