NLM-0EB8AE: Post-Medieval Coin: Irish Halfpenny of George III

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-0EB8AE

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper coin. Milled coin, possibly a private issue and probably Irish, possibly a halfpenny of /under George III (1760-1820). The rim now stands proud of the flan, and is indented to give a cabled effect on the obverse side only, perhaps signalling conversion of coin to keepsake.

Obverse description: Bust right.

Reverse description: Crowned harp left.

Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 6.77gms, die axis: 6

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 1760
Date to: Exactly AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.77 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th June 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39610

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: coin of George III, copper
Obverse description: Bust right
Reverse description: Crowned harp left.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Market Rasen

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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