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COIN

Unique ID: SF-4A5A44

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, worn and corroded tin-alloy farthing with a central copper-alloy plug struck for Charles II, dating c. 1684-1685. Spink 3395. The coin has suffered considerable edge losses between c. 10 o'clock and 12 o'clock on its obverse face.

Tin farthings were first issued in 1684 to help boost the tin industry, with the copper alloy plug intending to discourage forgery but it failed in its purpose (http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/farth.html).

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 1684
Date to: Circa AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 22.78 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): Charles II (S 3395)
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust left
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS [A CAROLO]
Reverse description: Britannia seated left with sceptre and shield
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA]
Initial mark: -//-
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Bildeston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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