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WMID-6BDB67: Post Medieval coin: Irish Half Penny of William and Mary

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Unique ID: WMID-6BDB67

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A copper alloy Post Medieval Irish half penny of William and Mary (AD 1689-94). Conjoined busts on obverse, crowned harp on reverse (Spink 6597), dated to AD 1692 with date either side of harp. London mint. Spink (2003: 175). Coin is chipped at 10 o'clock on the obverse.

Overall dimensions: 25.31mm in diameter, 1.41mm in thickness and 4.66g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1692

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.41 mm
Weight: 4.66 g
Diameter: 25.31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 9th November 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William and Mary
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Irish: halfpenny of William and Mary, copper, (S 6597)
Obverse description: Conjoined busts right.
Reverse description: Crowned harp.
Reverse inscription: MAG.BR.FR.ET.HIB.REX..ET.REGINA
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Checkley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0338
Four figure Latitude: 52.93938635
Four figure longitude: -1.95680782
1:25K map: SK0338
1:10K map: SK03NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd p. 175 no. 6597

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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