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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-B0C23B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A modified and extremely corroded post-medieval copper-alloy farthing of Charles II (AD 1660-1685), dating between 1672 and 1679, London mint, Spink 3394 The farthing has been bent in two places giving it a characteristic S0-shaped profile, coins modified in this way are often referred to as 'love tokens' but may be more generic good luck charms. This modification is usually seen on silver coins so the use of a farthing is unusual.

Evidence of reuse: Bent in S-shape

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1672
Date to: Circa AD 1679
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.36 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 16th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16767

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (copper): Charles II (S 3394)
Obverse description: Unclear
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Unclear
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Spaxton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2537
Four figure Latitude: 51.12734933
Four figure longitude: -3.07313612
1:25K map: ST2537
1:10K map: ST23NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: SOM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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