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Unique ID: WREX-D42270
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
Silver groat of William IV dating 1837. Obverse has the bare head of the king facing right and the legend GUIELMUS IIII DG BRITANNIAR REX F. The reverse has Britannia seated with the legend FOUR PENCE and the date 1837. The coin is pierced above the kings head.
Diameter: 16.2mm; weight: 1.7g
The coin has been pierced which may indicate a secondary function which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential treasure. However, since coins of this period with similar piercings appear in hoards of currency, it suggests that such objects could re-enter circulation as coins. It cannot, therefore, be said with confidence whether this particular object was regarded as a coin or as an item of jewellery at the time of deposition.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd January 2018 - Monday 19th March 2018
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Other reference: Wrexham Museum Entry form No. 1269
Ruler/issuer: William IV of the United Kingdom
Obverse description: Bare head of the king facing
Obverse inscription: GUIELMUS IIII DG BRITANNIAR REX F.
Reverse description: Britannia seated
Reverse inscription: FOUR PENCE 1837
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
No references cited so far.