HESH-161E17: Post-Medieval: William III sixpence

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-161E17

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A complete Post-Medieval silver sixpence of William III (AD 1694 - 1702) dating to the AD 1696. MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX reverse type depicting large crowned cruciform shields with Arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, central device depicts a Lion rampant. Mint: Unknown.

Spink 3520 - 3526

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 1696
Date to: Circa AD 1696

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 21.33 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Object Entry Form: E.00885

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Bust of William III facing right,laureate.
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS III DE[I GRA]
Reverse description: Large crowned cruciform shields with Arms of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (early harp), central device depicts a Lion rampant. Date above, 1696.
Reverse inscription: MAG [B]R FRA ET [HIB] REX
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rushbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5092
Four figure Latitude: 52.52356912
Four figure longitude: -2.73836869
1:25K map: SO5092
1:10K map: SO59SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2002 Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 37th edition London Spink and Son Ltd 340 3520 - 3526

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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