IOW-CA1F66: Post-Medieval Coin: Sixpence of William III

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-CA1F66

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of William III (1694-1702), minted at London and dated 1696 on coin.

Obverse: GVLIELMVS·III·DEI·GRA·; Laureate and draped bust facing right.

Reverse: [9]6 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16; Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape.

Diameter: 20.2mm. Weight: 2.90g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1696
Date to: Exactly AD 1696

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 20.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th January 2019 - Sunday 13th January 2019

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: IOW2019-2-23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: William III of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Sixpence: William III (S 3520 - 3548)
Obverse description: Laureate and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: GVLIELMVS·III·DEI·GRA·
Reverse description: Four shields within which are a harp, one lion rampant, three lions passant and three fleurs-de-lis, all around a central circle with the lion of Nassau within, creating a cruciform shape
Reverse inscription: [9]6 MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 16
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

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