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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-03059B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Complete milled Irish copper alloy halfpenny coin issued by George III with Laur. and Cuir. bust facing right (type 1a) dating to 1776 or 1779 cf. Spink 6612. The coin was struck in London and only the obverse is legible as the reverse is very corroded and worn meaning that the exact date of issue is not identifiable. Obverse has bust of George III with well-defined double peaks of laureate projecting from the top of the head which is absent on other types. Obverse legend 'GEORGIVS. III REX' (no stop after rex).

Diameter 26.2mm, thickness 1.52mm, weight 5.04g.

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 1766
Date to: Exactly AD 1769

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.52 mm
Weight: 5.04 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th April 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: George III of the United Kingdom
Mint or issue place: London
Type: Irish: halfpenny of George III, copper (S 6612-6614; 6621)
Obverse description: Bust of George III with well-defined double peaks of laureate projecting from the top of the head
Obverse inscription: 'GEORGIVS. III. REX'.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Around Lewes

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting with permission

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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