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Record ID: LIN-3CFA84
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy coin weight. The weight is square, flat and decorated. The weight is for either an excelente (c.3.5g) or double excelente (c.7g) of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, the coin type introduced in 1497 (excelentes were usually known as ducats, since they shared their standards). The weight is probably English, as it resembles a version in the Withers' little pamphlet Lions, Ships and Angels (p.30), but they don't include it in the big British Coin Weights book. These weights can be as much as 100 years later than the original coin, but it is probably 16th century.
Created on: Friday 21st September 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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