PUBLIC-FFB8D5: Post-medieval adapted copper halfpenny

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Object type certainty: Probably
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A probable post-medieval copper halfpenny of William III, George I, George II or George III.

Description: The coin has been rubbed or worn smooth on both sides and then one face has been used to engrave the letters A, B and C in parallel, horizontal lines. The coin has not been adapted in any other way.

Measurements: Diameter 27.79mm: Thickness 1.86mm: Weight 8.3g.

Discussion: The diameter and thickness of the object suggest it to be a halfpenny from one of the reigns of William III to George III, probably adapted to be used as an engraving practice-piece.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1694
Date to: Circa AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.86 mm
Weight: 8.3 g
Diameter: 27.79 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 21st July 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: South Somercotes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4393
Four figure Latitude: 53.41443125
Four figure longitude: 0.1500926
1:25K map: TF4393
1:10K map: TF49SW
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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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