WMID-1F3114: Post medieval: Coin weight for a moidore 'joe' coin

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COIN WEIGHT

Unique ID: WMID-1F3114

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A complete copper alloy coin weight, for the Portuguese moidore and 'joe' gold coins, issued between 1760 and 1773 AD.

Both faces are marked with S D above 13, 6. Indicating a weight equivalent to that of thirteen (13) shillings and six (pence).

It has a diameter of 19.6mmm and is 2.3 mm thick. It weighs 4.0 g (0.14 oz).

The coin weight is a mid to dark brown colour, with an even surface patina. It has suffered a minor degree of abrasion, resulting in a loss of some of the original surface detail.

Reference:

Withers, P. and Withers, B. R., (2011) "Lions Ships and Angels", Galata press, pp.63

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 1760
Date to: Circa AD 1773

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.3 mm
Weight: 4 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Gnosall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8025
Four figure Latitude: 52.82215732
Four figure longitude: -2.2982319
1:25K map: SJ8025
1:10K map: SJ82NW
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

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Updated: 3 months ago

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