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PUBLIC-B2586E: PUBLIC-B2586E post medieval coin; halfpenny of George III

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-B2586E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper halfpenny of George III (1770-1820). Extremely worn, reverse has no original detail remaining; obverse has enough detail to establish that it is of the first issue, so will date to 1770 - 1775.

Recorded as it has been counterstamped M. COX on the reverse.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1770
Date to: Exactly AD 1775

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.5 g
Diameter: 27.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Wednesday 6th February 2019

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing: George III (S 3775, 3779, 3782)
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [GEOR]GIVS [III D G REX]
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
To be known as: Catton

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
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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