SF-6F9784: Post Medieval coin: half Guinea of king George III.

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-6F9784

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold Post Medieval Half Guinea of king George III (AD 1760-1820), dated to AD 1788.

Obverse: Fifth laureate head right; GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA

Reverse: Crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms; M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E. (the abbreviated Latin reads "Magnae Britanniae Franciae ET Hiberniae Rex Fidei Defensor Brun ET Lunebergen-sis Dux, Sacri Romani Imperii Archi-Thesaurius ET Elector" and translates as "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Luneberg, High Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire)

Cf Seaby (1976, p. 205, no. 2962).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1788
Date to: Exactly AD 1788

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.36 mm
Weight: 4.19 g
Diameter: 20.94 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half guinea (gold)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Type: Half-guinea: George III (S 3731 - 3737)
Obverse description: Fifth laureate head right.
Obverse inscription: GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA
Reverse description: Crowned quartered spade shaped shield of arms.
Reverse inscription: M.B.F.ET.H. REX. F.D.B. ET.L.D.S.R.I.A.T ET.E.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Tattingstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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