LEIC-AAF5BB: Post Medieval Coin: Guinea of George III

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Gold guinea of George III, dated 1775. The coin has been modified for re-use as a brooch.The coin has remnants of a hinge and catchplate for a pin on the obverse, placed within the inscription in front and behind the bust.

Evidence of reuse: Brooch

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1775

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 8.36 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Theresa Oswin
Identified by: Mrs Theresa Oswin

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Type: Guinea: George III (S 3725 - 3730)
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned coat-of-arms within ornate frame.
Reverse inscription: 1775 M.B.F ET.H REX.F.D.B.ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T.ET.E
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Normanton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9446
Four figure Latitude: 53.0030777
Four figure longitude: -0.60067491
1:25K map: SK9446
1:10K map: SK94NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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