LVPL-63D78E: Post-Medieval sixpence of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-63D78E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver sixpence of William III, (1694-1702). Obverse: GV[ILIELM]VS [III DEI GRA]; laureate bust right. Reverse: [MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX]; crowned shields.

The coin is worn on each face and has been deliberately smoothed and bent into a very gentle S shape. These features suggest it was re-used as a love token. Coins of William III were commonly converted into love tokens.

Evidence of reuse: The coin is worn on each face and has been deliberately smoothed and bent into a very gentle S shape. These features suggest it was re-used as a love token.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1694
Date to: Circa AD 1702
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Saturday 1st August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right.
Obverse inscription: GV[ILIELM]VS [III DEI GRA]
Reverse description: Crowned shields.
Reverse inscription: [MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Elton

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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