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WMID-730EA1: Post medieval: Crown of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-730EA1

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

A complete silver crown of William III (AD 1694 to AD 1702), dating to the period AD 1696. Minted at the Tower (London). c.f. Spink 2007, p 344, no 3470.

Diameter: 38.7 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 29.4 g

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 1696
Date to: Exactly AD 1696

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 29.4 g
Diameter: 38.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th September 2017 - Sunday 10th September 2017

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Crown: William III (S 3470 - 3474)
Obverse description: laureate draped bust right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS III DEI GRA
Reverse description: crowned cruciform shields.
Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REC 16 96 / ANNO REGNI OCTAVO [ ] DIGVO ET TVTAMEN
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1896
Four figure Latitude: 52.56153931
Four figure longitude: -1.7359066
1:25K map: SP1896
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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