IOW-0DB367: Post-Medieval Coin: Shilling of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-0DB367

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver shilling of William III (1694-1702), minted at York. Date illegible on coin but probably 1696.

Obverse: [GVLIEL]MVS [III DEI GRA]; Laureate and draped bust facing right, y below bust.

Reverse: [96 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16]; [Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape].

Diameter: 25.1mm. Weight: 4.92g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1696
Date to: Exactly AD 1696

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.92 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 26th December 2017 - Tuesday 26th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-5

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Modern
Type: Shilling: William III (S 3497 - 3519)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [GVLIEL]MVS [III DEI GRA]
Reverse description: [Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape]
Reverse inscription: [96 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16]
Die axis measurement: 6 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: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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