SF-54DB38: Post Medieval coin: liard of Bishop John Theodor of the Principate of Liege

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-54DB38

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A copper-alloy Post Medieval liard of Bishop John Theodor of the Principate of Liege, Austrian Netherlands (current Belgium), dated to AD 1752. Mint of Liege.

obv: Severely bent quartered shield with coat of arms located on a slanted cross made of a staff and a sword. The Crown divides the legend. In quarters 1 and 4 of the Palatinate arms (lion) and in quarters 2 and 3 the arms of Bavaria (diamonds); I·THEOD·CAR·D·G·BAU·D ("IOHANNUS THEODORUS CARDINALIS DEI GRATIA BAVARIA DUX" which translates to "Cardinal John Theodor, by gods grace, duke")

rev: In the center perron of Liege; arranged in cross four different coats of arms: Loon (top), Franchimont (right), Horne (bottom) and Bouillon (left).s; 1-7/5-2 (date) in angles. EP·ET·PRIN·LEO·DUX·B·M·F·C·L·H ("EPISCOPUS ET PRINCEPS LEODIENSIS DUX BULLONIENSIS MARCHIONUS FRANCHIMONTIS COMES LOSENSIS HORNENSIS" which traslates to "Prince-bishop of Liège, duke of Bouillon, marquis of Franchimont, count of Loon and Horne")

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 1752
Date to: Circa AD 1752

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.32 mm
Weight: 2.28 g
Diameter: 23.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st August 2019

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Liard
Ruler/issuer: Ruler of the Austrian Netherlands
Type: Austrian Netherlands: copper coin
Obverse description: Severely bent quartered shield with coat of arms located on a slanted cross made of a staff and a sword. The Crown divides the legend. In quarters 1 and 4 of the Palatinate arms (lion) and in quarters 2 and 3 the arms of Bavaria (diamonds).
Obverse inscription: I·THEOD·CAR·D·G·BAU·D
Reverse description: In the center perron of Liege; arranged in cross four different coats of arms: Loon (top), Franchimont (right), Horne (bottom) and Bouillon (left).s; 1-7/5-2 (date) in angles.
Reverse inscription: EP·ET·PRIN·LEO·DUX·B·M·F·C·L·H
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: Broadland (District)
To be known as: Halvergate

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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