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Unique ID: BERK-7D6A94

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

A Post Medieval lead tin farthing with a copper alloy plug in the centre. Possibly Charles II (AD 1660 - 1685) / James II (AD 1685 - 1688) or William & Mary (AD 1688 - 1694), but probably James II. Obverse illegible and reverse very indistinct.


Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No. P180

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1660
Date to: Circa AD 1694

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.14 g
Diameter: 27.86 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Byard

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Modern
Obverse description: [Bust right? ] illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: [ Britannia seated left ]
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIA
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ascott-under-Wychwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3116
Four figure Latitude: 51.84174835
Four figure longitude: -1.55143938
1:25K map: SP3116
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

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