LVPL-3E68B7: Post-medieval sixpence of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-3E68B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver shilling probably of William III, (1688-1694) possibly intended to be a love token. The coin is worn on each face and has been bent into a gentle S-shape. Ths suggests that it was re-used as a love token.

Coins of William III were commonly converted into love tokens. Each face of the coin is worn and heavily scratched.

Dimensions: 25mm in diameter, 4.25g

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 1688
Date to: Circa AD 1694

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.25 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Friday 19th May 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Shilling: William III (S 3497 - 3519)
Obverse description: Worn.
Reverse description: Worn.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Stockport (Metropolitan District)
District: Stockport (Metropolitan District)
To be known as: Marple

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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