IOW-587DCE: Post-Medieval Coin: Half-farthing of George IV

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Unique ID: IOW-587DCE

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy half-farthing of George IV (1820-1830), dating to the period 1828 or 1830 (date illegible on coin). This coin was produced for use in Ceylon. Spink: 3826.

Obverse: GEORGIUS [IV DEI GRATIA]; Laureate bust left, date below bust now illegible.

Reverse: [BRITANNIAR REX FID DEF]; Britannia seated right.

Diameter: 15.7mm. Weight: 1.24g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1828
Date to: Exactly AD 1830

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018 - Sunday 11th February 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-63

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half farthing
Ruler/issuer: George IV of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Obverse description: Laureate bust left, date below bust now illegible
Obverse inscription: GEORGIUS [IV DEI GRATIA]
Reverse description: Britannia seated right
Reverse inscription: [BRITANNIAR REX FID DEF]
Die axis measurement: 12 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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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