WREX-A8DC44: Silver sixpens of William III bent into an S shape for possible use as a love token.

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-A8DC44

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702) of unknown bust type. The obverse has the bust of the king facing right with the legend GVLIELMVS III [DEI GRA]. The reverse has crowned cruciform shields with crowns and the legend [MAG] BR [FRA] ET [HIB R]EX with a date of 16??. The coin has been slightly bent into an S shape and may well have been used as a love token.

Diameter: 20.7mm; weight: 2.6g

Evidence of reuse: Bent into a slight S shape, possible as a love token.

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 1694
Date to: Circa AD 1699

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 20.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Tuesday 20th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham museum entry receipt 1265

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Bust of king facing right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS III [DEI GRA]
Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields with crowns
Reverse inscription: [MAG] BR [FRA] ET [HIB R]EX 16[..]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Aldford

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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