PUBLIC-29C351: A copper alloy post medieval, 18th century, Swedish coin, 1 Öre of Fredrick I Sweden, dated AD.1723, with secondary use as a button

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-29C351

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval copper alloy Swedish coin, 1 Öre of Fredrick I Sweden, dated AD.1723 modified to be used as a button. The obverse contains the initials F.R.S. of the ruler above three crowns. The reverse shows a squared shield with crossed arrows and crown above, to the left of the field is the value of the coin (1 ) to the right the denomination (OR) with K/M below denoting the Stockholm mint. The coin has a milled edge typically used on the 1 Öre K.M. coins. The coin has had four holes pierced through it, to turn it into a button.

Dimensions: diameter: 24.6mm; weight: 3.96g

Evidence of reuse: four holes pierced through it to turn it into a button.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1723
Date to: Circa AD 1723
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.96 g
Diameter: 24.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Ruler of post-medieval kingdom of Denmark, Sweden or Norway
Type: Post medieval coin of the Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden and Kingdom of Norway
Obverse description: The initials F.R.S. of the ruler above three crowns.
Reverse description: A squared shield with crossed arrows and crown above, to the left of the field is the value of the coin (1 ) to the right the denomination (OR) with K/M below denoting the Stockholm mint
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: St. Katharine's and Wapping (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.50329348
Four figure longitude: -0.08515568
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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