IOW-478ADD: Post-Medieval Coin: Commonwealth Halfpenny

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-478ADD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete but damaged post-Medieval silver Commonwealth halfpenny (1649-1660). North 1991: 206, ref: 2730.

Obverse: No legend; Shield of St. George.

Reverse: No legend; Shield of Ireland.

Diameter: 10.5mm. Weight: 0.20g. DA=12:3.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1649
Date to: Exactly AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 10.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th September 2018 - Sunday 9th September 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: IOW2018-2-115

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Commonwealth of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Commonwealth (N 2730)
Obverse description: Shield of St. George
Obverse inscription: No legend
Reverse description: Shield of Ireland
Reverse inscription: No legend
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

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

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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