ASHM-B79F2A: Tin farthig of William and Mary

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Unique ID: ASHM-B79F2A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A very corroded, incomplete tin farthing of William and Mary (1688-1694) dating 1690-2. Spink 3451.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1690
Date to: Circa AD 1692

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr. John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD633

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): William and Mary (S 3450 - 3451)
Obverse description: illegible
Obverse inscription: [...]ET MAR[...]
Reverse description: The top of Britannia's spear is visible.
Reverse inscription: [...]A
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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