OXON-2A1D34: Post-medieval coin weight: Angel coin weight

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: OXON-2A1D34

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A complete copper alloy post-medieval coin weight for an angel. The coin weight was issued in Antwerp by an unknown maker with the initials K I (star) in AD 1576. The coin bears St Michael slaying the dragon on one side while the other has the hand of Antwerp and the maker's mark. See Withers & Withers 2011:27.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1576

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.8 mm
Width: 15.6 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 4.6 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.368

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2608
Four figure Latitude: 51.77007614
Four figure longitude: -1.62461006
1:25K map: SP2608
1:10K map: SP20NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 1995 Lions Ships and Angels: Identifying Coin-Weights Found in Britain Llanfyllin Galata Print

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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