DEV-0856FC: Medieval to Post-Medieval ccoin weight

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: DEV-0856FC

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A Medieval to Post-Medieval copper alloy coin weight probably dating to c. AD 1400-1600. The weight is uniface, sub-circular in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The front depicts a ship with single mast, with further detail lost to abrasion, the reverse is plain.

Dimensions: diameter 17.2mm; thickness 4.0mm; weight 5.75g.

Withers & Withers (1995: 19) publish a similar example, with mast flanked by a lis and lion, which they suggest was a weight for the gold noble.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1400
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 5.75 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017619

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Poltimore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9596
Four figure Latitude: 50.75406999
Four figure longitude: -3.48987488
1:25K map: SX9596
1:10K map: SX96SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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: DEV
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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