SUSS-675D15: medieval coin weight front and back

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Unique ID: SUSS-675D15

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval double-sided copper-alloy coin weight for a French ecu (probably). The coin weight is square. One side depicts a crowned shield with three lis within a beaded border. The other side depicts the crowned arms of Amsterdam in a shield: three crosses in a central column. These weights were issued for coins of Charles VII to Louis XI dating from 1422-1475 (Withers and Withers 1995, 39).

The object measures 14.13mm by 14.05mm, by 2.27mm thick, and weighs 2.7g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1475

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.13 mm
Width: 14.05 mm
Thickness: 2.27 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th December 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Fletching

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 1995 Lions Ships and Angels: Identifying Coin-Weights Found in Britain Llanfyllin Galata Print 39

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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