SUR-2908AD: Post medieval coin: Farthing of William and Mary

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Unique ID: SUR-2908AD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A farthing of William III and Mary dated 1690. The coin is manufactured from tin with a copper-alloy plug.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: Circa AD 1690

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.12 g
Diameter: 23.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 21st April 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-1310

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): William and Mary (S 3450 - 3451)
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS ET M[ARIA]
Reverse description: Britannia facing left
Reverse inscription: [BRITANN]IA 1690

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Overton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5246
Four figure Latitude: 51.21084587
Four figure longitude: -1.25695826
1:25K map: SU5246
1:10K map: SU54NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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