BERK-F539EC: Medieval coin weight: Half ryal weight

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: BERK-F539EC

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A complete cast copper alloy coin weight dating to the late Medieval period. The object is circular in plan and is uniface with a grooved circumferential border with a rose and crown within. This coin weight is for the half ryal and dates from c. AD 1464-1471. It is slightly overweight, weighing 58 grains instead of the correct 56 grains. A similar example can be found in Withers (1995) p36.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1464
Date to: Circa AD 1471

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 3.6 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.234

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Steventon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4591
Four figure Latitude: 51.61603515
Four figure longitude: -1.35146443
1:25K map: SU4591
1:10K map: SU49SE
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: BERK
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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