WMID-F33E26: Post Medieval coin: halfpenny of George I

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Unique ID: WMID-F33E26

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A Post Medieval copper alloy halfpenny of George I (AD 1714-1727), second issue dating to AD 1719 (Spink 3660). Plain edge on the obverse and grained edge on the reverse. Spink (2007: 377).

Overall dimensions: 27.46mm in diameter, 2.16mm in thickness and 9.29g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1719

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.16 mm
Weight: 9.29 g
Diameter: 27.46 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: George I of Great Britain
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Halfpenny: George I (S 3659 - 3660)
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: GEORGIVS . REX
Reverse description: Britannia seated left.
Reverse inscription: BRITAN-NIA.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
To be known as: Grendon

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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Updated: 2 months ago

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