DENO-42BC70: Post-medieval coin weight

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Unique ID: DENO-42BC70

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A copper alloy coin weight of post-medieval date (c AD 1750 -1780) It is circular, both faces show corrosion and have no discernable inscription except an indistinct stamp near the edge of one face, this could be a C or a G. From the size and weight of the object it is possible that it is from a 'long set' for weighing Portuguese Moidore and Johannes coins. The object's current weight of 7.2 g approximates the weight of the quarter Johannes, worth 9 shillings. (Biggs 1992, table 1)

Diameter 19.3 mm, thickness 3.3 mm


provincial coin-weights in the eighteenth century - British Numismatic ...

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1750
Date to: Circa AD 1780

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.3 mm
Weight: 7.2 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Simon Nicholson
Identified by: Mr Simon Nicholson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8827

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Langford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8356
Four figure Latitude: 53.09476293
Four figure longitude: -0.7619784
1:25K map: SK8356
1:10K map: SK85NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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