KENT-3631C4: douzain of Charles VIII

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Unique ID: KENT-3631C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete heavily worn medieval silver French douzain of Charles VIII, dating to 1483 - 1498.

It measures 23.5mm in diameter, and weighs 1.3g.


Object not seen by FLO, recorded by Club Recorder

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1483
Date to: Circa AD 1498

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st February 2014 - Saturday 1st February 2014

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Douzain
Ruler/issuer: Charles VIII of France
Type: French: Douzain of Charles VIII
Obverse description: Large crowned initial 'R'. A fleur in the field on either side
Obverse inscription: [+KAROLVS FRANCORVM REX]
Reverse description: Short cross with arms topped by crowns. Lis in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: [SIT: NOMEN: ]DNI: BEN[DICTVM]
Die axis measurement: 7 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: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Ringwould with Kingsdown (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3548
Four figure Latitude: 51.1828971
Four figure longitude: 1.36119717
1:25K map: TR3548
1:10K map: TR34NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Audit data

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

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