DEV-84D462: Medieval coin: silver akce

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Unique ID: DEV-84D462

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

A medieval silver akce of Fatih Sultan Mehmet II (1444-1481).

Dr Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis has commented that this example " overstruck but is certainly Ottoman Turkish."

Probably minted at Novar. Another similar example is NARC-8C11E3, from Northamptonshire.

Measurements: 17.8mm diameter, 0.67mm thick, weight 1.32g.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1444
Date to: Circa AD 1481

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.67 mm
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th December 2018 - Saturday 16th February 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Secondary identifier: Vesta Curtis

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018274

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Non English coin

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Ottery St. Mary (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0994
Four figure Latitude: 50.73845603
Four figure longitude: -3.29097018
1:25K map: SY0994
1:10K map: SY04NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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