CORN-60B043: bawbee of William and Mary (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-60B043

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy 'bawbee' or Scottish sixpence of William and Mary (1689-1694), crowned thistle type, dated to 1692 on the reverse but mint mark illegible so Spink 5666 - 5670.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Exactly AD 1692
Date to: Exactly AD 1692

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 5.35 g
Diameter: 24.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th June 2016 - Monday 6th June 2016

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Bawbee
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Type: Scottish: Bawbee of William and Mary, silver (S 5666-5673)
Obverse description: Conjoined busts of William and Mary facing left
Reverse description: Crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: NEMO.ME.IMPVNE.LACESSET 1692
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Minver Highlands (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW9379
Four figure Latitude: 50.57397472
Four figure longitude: -4.92482539
1:25K map: SW9379
1:10K map: SW99SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 95 nos.5666-5670

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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