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SWYOR-DECE39: Medieval coin weight; Ecu

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: SWYOR-DECE39

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy late Medieval to Post Medieval coin weight dating from AD 1422 - 1550. It is circular and uniface. It is decorated with a crowned shield (with a pointed base) bearing three fleur de lis. There is a crowned fleur de lis at each side of the shield. It is 13.7mm diameter, 2.8mm thick and 3.03g. It has a green patina.

This weight was made in either France or England for weighing the French Ecu or half ecu coin. The ecu was issued from the reign of Charles VII (AD 1422 - 1461) to Louis XI (AD 1436 - 1475). In AD 1525, the Ecu was current in England with a value of four shillings. See Withers (1995) Lions, Ships and Angels, page 39. The Ecu had a mass of about 3.5g, so this weight is probably for a whole ecu, rather than a half.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1422
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.03 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th October 2015 - Sunday 25th October 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2812

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Rufford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6464
Four figure Latitude: 53.16927672
Four figure longitude: -1.04406989
1:25K map: SK6464
1:10K map: SK66SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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