LEIC-3F26ED: Early Medieval silver coin

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-3F26ED

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

Medieval silver gros Tournois of Louis IX of France ( probably 1266-70). The coin is incomplete but in good condition.


As it is incomplete, its possible it is a damaged fragment of a brooch or similar as many other examples recorded here have been. See ESS-CFE5E6, DUR-977A16 and NMS-A4D7A5

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1266
Date to: Circa AD 1270

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 25 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Gros tournois
Ruler/issuer: Louis IX of France
Mint or issue place: Tournai
Type: French: Louis IX, not further defined
Obverse description: Partial cross in beaded border - double inscription - outer has triple pelleted stops
Obverse inscription: +BNDICTV:SIT:HOM[DNINREDEIHVXP] / +LVDOVI[CVSREX]
Reverse description: Central 'Chatel Tournois' a castle or reliquary with pointed roof and turrets. Outer border of fleur de Lis in double circles
Reverse inscription: +TVRO[NVSCIV] IS

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Rushcliffe (District)
Parish or ward: Thrumpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5132
Four figure Latitude: 52.88305133
Four figure longitude: -1.24356488
1:25K map: SK5132
1:10K map: SK53SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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