LANCUM-722958: Silver commonwealth halfgroat

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Unique ID: LANCUM-722958

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Silver post-medieval commonwealth halfgroat, dating to 1649 - 1660 AD. Obverse of shield of St George within wreath. Reverse of shield of St George conjoined with shield depicting irish harp, beneath the numerals II. The coin is 15.57mm in diameter, 0.64mm in thickness and weighs 0.81g.

Spink (2004) no. 3221

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1649
Date to: Circa AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 15.57 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5178

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Commonwealth of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Commonwealth (N 2728)
Obverse description: Shield of St George
Reverse description: Conjoined shields of St George and Irish harp
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Warton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4972
Four figure Latitude: 54.14128987
Four figure longitude: -2.78216349
1:25K map: SD4972
1:10K map: SD47SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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