LANCUM-18F7AA: Post-medieval coin: sixpence of William III

Rights Holder: The Portable Antiquities Scheme
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-18F7AA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A post-medieval sixpence of William III (1694-1702) struck at the mint of Exeter during the Great Recoinage and dated 1697 on the reverse

Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right, E below bust.
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA.
Reverse description: Crowned shields of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (early harp) arranged in a cruciform; lion at centre.
Reverse inscription: 16-96.MAG-BR.FRA-ET.HIB-REX

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1697
Date to: Exactly AD 1697

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.91 g
Diameter: 20.85 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th December 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust right, E below bust.
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA
Reverse description: Crowned shields of England, Scotland, France and Ireland (early harp) arranged in a cruciform; lion at centre
Reverse inscription: 16-97.MAG-BR.FRA-ET.HIB-REX
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Cockermouth

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: IOW-984433
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A post-Medieval silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702), minted at London in 1696 or 1697. Obverse: GVLIELMVS.III.DEI.GRA; laureate and …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: IOW-C26D66
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A very worn post-Medieval silver shilling of William III (1694-1702). Minted at London. Dated 1697 on coin. Obverse inscription: GVLIELMV…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: IOW-05F876
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A post-Medieval silver shilling of William III (1694-1702 AD), minted at London. Dated 1696 on coin (Spink 3497-3519). Obverse: GVLIELMVS II…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.