NARC-8F4F3D: NARC-8F4F3D : Touch Piece : Post-Medieval

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-8F4F3D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete gold Touch Piece of Ann (AD 1702-1714). Obverse depicts the Archangel St. Michael slaying a dragon, SOL DE GLORIA. The reverse depicts a ship under sail, ANNA.DG.M.BR/T.ETH.REG

The object has a single circular perforation at 12 O'clock

Touch Pieces were touched by the monarch and used by an individual (in this instance as a pendant or medallion) to pass the heeling of an individual via the touch of a monarch without the monarch coming into physical contact with the afflicted individual.

Diameter: 21.18mm, Thickness: 0.71mm, Weight: 3.0g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1702
Date to: Circa AD 1714

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.71 mm
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 21.18 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Anne of Great Britain
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Gold: Anne, not further defined (S 3560 - 3560 - 3575)
Obverse description: Archangel St. Michael slaying a dragon
Obverse inscription: SOL DE o / GLORIA
Reverse description: Ship under sail
Reverse inscription: ANNA.DG.M.BR/F.ETH.REG
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Kettering (District)
Parish or ward: Dingley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7787
Four figure Latitude: 52.47550883
Four figure longitude: -0.86776936
1:25K map: SP7787
1:10K map: SP78NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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