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Unique ID: LEIC-3F26ED
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 25 mm
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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
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.
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