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Unique ID: IOW-587DCE
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018 - Sunday 11th February 2018
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Other reference: IOW2018-1-63
Denomination: Half farthing
Ruler/issuer: George IV of the United Kingdom
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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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