NMS-3DA37B: Post medieval half guinea of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: NMS-3DA37B

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

Gold half guinea of William III dating to AD 1695. See: Spink, 1999, p.313, no. 3466. Now flattened, the coin exhibits two opposing grooves indicating that it was bent into an S-shape, possibly for use as a love token.

Evidence of reuse: Bent into an S-shape, possibly for use as a love token

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1695
Date to: Exactly AD 1695

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.1 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Wednesday 27th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 35713
Other reference: IND27092017JS

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Half-guinea: William III (S 3466 - 3469)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA
Reverse description: Crowned shields, early harp
Reverse inscription: MAG/ BR. FRA/ET HIB/ REX 16/95
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Shouldham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF6808
Four figure Latitude: 52.64372579
Four figure longitude: 0.48164437
1:25K map: TF6808
1:10K map: TF60NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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