IOW-0D0399: Medieval or Post-Medieval Coin Weight

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: IOW-0D0399

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and corroded Medieval circular unifaced coin-weight for a ryal (rose noble), c. 1464-c. 1471. Withers and Withers 1995: 36, 68.

The weight has a raised border at the front. The front is stamped with a crown at the 12 o'clock position and a rose at the 6 o'clock position. The rear is heavily grooved or filed with a bevelled border.

This coin weight has a dark green patina.

Diameter: 15.7mm; thickness: 2.7mm. Weight: 2.03g. (31.6 grains).

This is a British coin weight for a ryal (rose noble), falling below the standard 120 grains for this type. The condition of the weight probably accounts for the disrepancy.

Withers, P. and Withers, B.R., (1995) Identifying coin weights found in Britain: Lions, Ships and Angels Llanfyllin : Galata Press.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 2.03 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th May 2018 - Sunday 6th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-149

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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