IOW-D89592: Post-Medieval Coin: Farthing of William IV

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Unique ID: IOW-D89592

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing of William IV (1830-1837), dated 1836 on coin.

Obverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA, Bare headed bust right, date of 1836 below.

Reverse: BRITANNIAR REX FID DEF, Britannia seated right.

Diameter: 21.0mm. Weight: 4.13g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1836
Date to: Exactly AD 1836

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.13 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th April 2017 - Sunday 9th April 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-2-90

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: William IV of the United Kingdom
Obverse description: Bare headed bust right, date of 1836 below
Obverse inscription: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Britannia seated right
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIAR REX FID DEF
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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