WREX-A8E51D: Cooper alloy Irish halfpenny of William and Mary (1693)

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-A8E51D

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

Copper alloy Irish halfpenny of William and Mary dating to 1693.Obverse has two busts facing right and the legend is GVL[IELMVS ET MARIA] DEI GRATIA.The reverse has an Irish harp and the legend [MAG BR] FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA

Dia: 25mm; weight: 5.6g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1693
Date to: Exactly AD 1693

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 25 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: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: halfpenny of William and Mary, copper, (S 6597)
Obverse description: Two busts facing right
Obverse inscription: GVL[IELMVS ET MARIA] DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Irish harp
Reverse inscription: [MAG BR] FR ET HIB REX ET REGINA
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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

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Audit data

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Updated: 2 months ago

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