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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: IOW-528A96

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and corroded Medieval to post-Medieval copper-alloy square uniface coin-weight (c. 1464-c. 1642).

This coin weight is for an angel and the front depicts St Michael spearing a dragon. The rear face is plain.

Length: 15.4mm; width: 14.8mm; thickness: 2.6mm. Weight: 3.66g. (56.4 grains).

The coin-weight is British and dates from between the 15th - 16th centuries, having first been issued in 1464 (Withers 1995: 21).

Weights and dates for angel coin weights are given by Withers (page 68):

80gr. 1464-1604

71gr. 1604-1619

65gr. 1619-1642

Withers, P. & Withers, B. 1995. Identifying Coin-Weights Found in Britain Lions Ships and Angels. Galata Press.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1464
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.4 mm
Width: 14.8 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 3.66 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th December 2017 - Sunday 17th 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: IOW2018-1-14

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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