NLM-2B2215: Medieval Coin Weight

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Unique ID: NLM-2B2215

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy coin weight. Cast discoid weight with the stamped image of a seated king with crown and sceptre. A circumferential legend reads: POIS D'O R IO. Withers and Withers (2011, page 29) ascribe this, or similar variant weights, to equal the mass of a double royal of Philippe VI of France (1293-1350).

Diameter: 14.9mm, Thickness: 2.9mm, Weight: 3.31gms

Inscription: POIS D’O  R IO

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1293
Date to: Exactly AD 1350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.9 mm
Weight: 3.31 g
Diameter: 14.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th November 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM41527

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Stamped

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Gainsborough

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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