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SWYOR-A9E0F9: Post Medieval coin; Venetian soldino

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-A9E0F9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A medieval, silver coin: a Venetian soldino of Doge Agostino Barbarigo, dating from AD 1486 - 1501. It is 12.7mm in diameter and 0.3mm thick. It weighs 0.32gm.

These coins circulated in England during the 15th and 16th centuries as halfpennies, because there was a lack of small change at the time (Daubney, unpublished, Identifying late Medieval Venetian coins). Coins of Barbarigo are rarely found except for along the south coast of England (ibid), so this is an unusual discovery for Lincolnshire.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1486
Date to: Exactly AD 1501

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 12.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st February 2016 - Sunday 21st February 2016

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2846

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Agostino Barbarigo
Type: Venetian soldino of Agostino Barbarigo (type 9)
Obverse description: The doge, as standard bearer for Venice, kneeling left, receiving the banner of St. Mark from the saint.
Obverse inscription: AV BAR D V X S M V
Reverse description: A standing figure of Christ, with halo,facing, holding a cross in the left hand.
Reverse inscription: LAVS TIBI SOLI
Die axis measurement: 6 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: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Harpswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK9389
Four figure Latitude: 53.38965937
Four figure longitude: -0.60306678
1:25K map: SK9389
1:10K map: SK98NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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