NLM-79C792: Post-Medieval Coin or Gaming Counter fragment

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Unique ID: NLM-79C792

Object type certainty: Possibly
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Copper alloy possible coin fragment. A probably milled copper alloy flan, of the size of a small farthing or late sixpence of George III (1760-1820) or later, halved, and pierced with a hole of diameter 3.4mm set towards one edge. Traces of an outer circle appear on both sides. What this surrounded is uncertain on one side; the other side bears the words HONI SOIT [--], suggesting Arms within a Garter band may have appeared, presumably as a reverse motif (cf. the 1816 sixpence of the New or Last Coinage of George III). This might also be apt to a gaming counter of the same reign, modelled on a gold coin. Suggested date: Post-Medieval, 1816-1820

Diameter: 18.8mm, Weight: 0.97gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1760
Date to: Circa AD 1820

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM42646

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Category: Modern
Type: Farthing: George III (S 3775, 3779, 3782)
Reverse description: Garter band
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: High Burnham

Spatial coordinates

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

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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