WMID-3F2764: Post medieval coin: Halfgroat of the Commonwealth

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-3F2764

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver halfgroat of the Commonwealth period (AD 1649 to AD 1660), dating to the period AD 1649 to AD 1660. GOD WITH VS reverse type depicting conjoined shields of St George and Ireland, with mark II above. No legend present on coin. C.f. North vol 2, p 206, no 2728.

Diameter: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.86 g

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 1649
Date to: Circa AD 1660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 21st September 2018 - Friday 21st September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Commonwealth of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Commonwealth (N 2728)
Obverse description: Shield of St George within a palm and laurel wreath
Obverse inscription: no legend
Reverse description: Conjoined shields of St George and Ireland. II above shields.
Reverse inscription: no legend
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shifnal (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7408
Four figure Latitude: 52.66908115
Four figure longitude: -2.38591358
1:25K map: SJ7408
1:10K map: SJ70NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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