IOW-090167: Post-Medieval: Guinea Coin Weight, probably of Anne

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Unique ID: IOW-090167

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, worn and corroded post-Medieval copper-alloy circular double-sided guinea coin weight, probably of Anne (1702-1714).

Obverse: [ ]; Bust left.

Reverse: Crown with sceptres in saltire behind; Value: [1]/GVINEA/[W] (in three lines, one above the other).

Diameter: 19.6mm; thickness: 2.5mm. Weight: 6.41g. (98.8 grains).

This is a guinea coin weight, probably of Anne, for a guinea denomination although the weight falls below the 129.5 grains for the full weight of a guinea (Withers and Withers, 1995: 29, 68).

Withers, P. and Withers, B.R., (1995) Identifying coin weights found in Britain: Lions, Ships and Angels Llanfyllin : Galata Press.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1702
Date to: Circa AD 1714

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 6.41 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Wednesday 10th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-298

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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Updated: 2 months ago

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