YORYM-5F4562: Post-Medieval Coin : Uncertain ruler

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Unique ID: YORYM-5F4562

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete, distorted, pierced and worn coin of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1489 - 1660. The coin is extremely worn rendering most diagnostic detail illegible. Traces of a border with text can be determined suggestive of a Post-Medieval date.

The coin is 18.6mm in diameter and weighs 1g which is approximately consistent with the dimensions for the threepence issued under Elizabeth I.

Some pierced/modified coins can come within the remits of Treasure Act 1996, including all finds of pierced silver or gold coins up to AD 1180 and some thereafter depending upon the nature of the piercing. Pierced medieval and later silver coins are however fairly common single finds and many are also known from hoards. This suggests they would not have been removed from circulation and would have continued to function as a coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1489
Date to: Circa AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05790

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII - Charles I
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver coin of Henry VII to Charles I, rev. coat of arms
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Scarborough (District)
Parish or ward: Hunmanby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TA0974
Four figure Latitude: 54.15026557
Four figure longitude: -0.33259142
1:25K map: TA0974
1:10K map: TA07SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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