OXON-D32A84: Post Medieval plug struck for Charles II,

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-D32A84

Object type certainty: Certain
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A near-complete but worn tin-alloy farthing with a central copper-alloy plug struck for Charles II, dating c. 1684-1685. Spink 3395. The edges of the coin are worn, obscuring the majority of the inscription. Tin farthings were first issued in 1684 to help boost the tin industry, with the copper alloy plug intending to discourage forgery but it failed in its purpose (http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/farth.html).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1684
Date to: Circa AD 1685

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 5.3 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd November 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.256

Materials and construction

Primary material: Tin or tin alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing (tin): Charles II (S 3395)
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS A CAROLO
Reverse description: Britannia seated left with sceptre and shield
Reverse inscription: BRITANNIA
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Wendlebury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5519
Four figure Latitude: 51.86687525
Four figure longitude: -1.20263124
1:25K map: SP5519
1:10K map: SP51NE
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: OXON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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