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Unique ID: SUR-19A11B

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A cast copper alloy coin weight of 13.16g for the Portuguese Johannes (Joe) coin (valued at 36 shillings), dating to the late 18th century. Both sides are stamped with incuse lettering of s 36.


This was originally part of a set for the guinea, half guinea, quarter guinea and also the Portuguese Moidore and Johannes (Joe) coins, which circulated widely in England during the 18th century. As Biggs (1993), p35 and Withers and Withers (2011) p63.

This particular example was stamped from a blank for use by a local trader, rather than being part of a manufactured set.

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 1773

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.4 mm
Weight: 13.16 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Penton Grafton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3048
Four figure Latitude: 51.23040432
Four figure longitude: -1.571727
1:25K map: SU3048
1:10K map: SU34NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Biggs, N. 1992 English Weights: An illustrated survey White House Publications

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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