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Unique ID: PUBLIC-A602DA
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
An almost blank silver coin, just discernible as a French 1/2 Ecu (44 Sols) from the reign of Louis XV (1715-74) . The coin has probably been intentionally worn smooth, as was customary for re-use as a 'love token' during the early 18th century. . There is a just-below centre oval containing three fleur de lis but is otherwise unreadable. The reverse is blank.
Diameter: 21.67mm, Thickness: 0.58mm, Weight: 1.89g.
Evidence of reuse: Worn smooth
Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.58 mm
Weight: 1.89 g
Diameter: 21.67 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
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Denomination: Demi-ecu (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Louis XV of France
Type: Silver coin of Louis XV of France
Obverse description: Head Left
Obverse inscription: [+-LUD.XV.D.G.FR/ET.NAV.REX.
Reverse description: Crowned oval arms of France within wreath
Reverse inscription: [SIT NOMEN DOMINI _ BENEDIGITUM]
Initial mark: Illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
4 Figure: TQ8852
Four figure Latitude: 51.23620482
Four figure longitude: 0.6916705
1:25K map: TQ8852
1:10K map: TQ85SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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