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    • Category: Non English coin 1066 - 1489
    • Object type: COIN WEIGHT

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Record ID: SWYOR-0E7F98
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A square, copper alloy, uniface coin weight, probably German, to weigh a gold guilden or German ducat, c. 1340-1559. It may possibly be French to weigh the Royal d’or of Charles VII of France c. 1423-1474. It is 15.8mm long, 15.5mm wide and 2.3mm thick. It weighs 3.44gm. See P and R Withers, Lions, Ships and Angels, Identifying coin weights found in Britain, pages 70 – 72.
Created on: Thursday 10th December 2009
Last updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-700363
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
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1620-1625. Brass, cast, James I, square shaped biface gold angel coin weight. Gold angel coin weight when this was worth ten shillings (1620-1632) probably made in Cologne or Nuremberg. Obverse: Saint Michael angel with halo spearing a dragon within a beaded border within a plain border. Reverse: Crown over 'X.S' within a plain border (for ten shillings) over stamped in top left hand corner with a Royal cypher - crown over I for 'J' i.e. James. Very little wear with dark green patina. Ref. European Coin-Weights for English Coins, Gerard Houben, Hub. Tonnaer 1978, page 10 No. 3 or 4 an…
Created on: Sunday 8th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 11th February 2016
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Record ID: BH-8917F4
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy coin weight of Medieval date. Withers and Withers (1995: 44) suggest that the image on this coin identifies it as French, and probably relating to the agnel d'or of Philip IV (1268-1314), or the mouton d'or of Jean le Bon (1319-1364) and Charles VI (1368-1422). The weight is rectangular in plan, measuring 10.1mm long by 9.8mm high. The upper surface bears the relief-cast image of a lamb, standing left and holding a banner, its head turned to the right. There does not appear to be any legend. The underside of the weight is plain. It is 4.9mm thick and weighs 3.28g.
Created on: Friday 16th October 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stanstead Abbots', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3575C3
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A copper-alloy 16th century biface coin weight produced in Antwerp by Cornelius Janssen and dated to 1583 AD. It is flat, square in shape measuring 15.33mm in length, 15.21mm in width, and 2.86g in weight. The cross motif of the reverse face of this weight probably indicates its usage for weighing Spanish or Portugese coinage, although it falls a little under the standard weights for both the Spanish escudo (3.38g) and the Portugese cruzado (3.5g). See Withers and Withers, 1995: pp. 44, 60, 71.
Created on: Wednesday 30th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barham', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-1383D4
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A flat and circular French coin weight of post medieval date, the reverse depicts three fleur-de-lis, 1600-1699.
Created on: Friday 4th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Boroughbridge Parish', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DENO-84B3C3
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post medieval cast copper alloy coin weight marked 13s 6d, for weighing the Portuguese moidore and 'joe' gold coins, 1760-1773. Thickness 3.33mm, diameter 16.5mm, weight 5.14g see Withers, P. and Withers, B. R., "Lions Ships and Angels", pp.52-3
Created on: Thursday 23rd July 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Babworth', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-69A8A1
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
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A square, uniface, medieval, copper-alloy coin weight for the French ecu, c. 1422-1475. It depicts a crowned shield containing three fleurs-de-lis, flanked by the letter H on each side, all within a beaded circle. Weights of this type with initials flanking the shield are known to be of French manufacture. It is 15.3mm long, 14.4mm wide, and 2mm thick. It weighs 2.53gm. See Withers, P & BR, Lions, Ships and Angels, p.39.
Created on: Wednesday 3rd June 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Nottinghamshire', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-5A74D0
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A square, double-sided coin weight of Post-medieval date. This Low Countries weight appears to have been issued for a Flanders half lion coin. It was made at Antwerp, possibly by the maker 'KI' (see Withers and Withers 1995: 61), in 1576*. It measures 15.3mm long, 14mm wide and 1.6mm thick. It weighs 2.17g. The surfaces are very worn and corroded.
Created on: Monday 27th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-093385
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy coin weight of Post-Medieval date. It is square in shape with bevelled edges and extensive parallel toolmakrs on both front and back faces. The front face depicts a ship with tall mast within an inner circle. The ship appears to have a rose at the centre of the hull, which would indicate the weight's usage for weighing whole and fractional denominations of the Ryal. The weight measures 15.30mm in width, 14.94mm in length, 4.70mm in thickness, and weighs 7.44g (or 114.81 grains). In their study of coin weights Withers and Withers indicate that square weights with…
Created on: Thursday 23rd April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-CBF242
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy Post Medieval square coin weight from the Low Countries, possibly Antwerp.
Created on: Wednesday 8th April 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-930138
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A Medieval copper alloy square coin weight for a quarter ryal (AD1464-1470). Obverse: King crowned, standing facing, holding sword and shield; in a ship with a rose on its side. Ship composed of four lines. Uniface. Obverse inscription: None Reverse: None Reverse inscription: None Dimensions: length: 11.61mm; width: 11.36mm; thickness: 2.21mm; weight: 1.81g. Withers, P and B. 1993. British Coin-Weights. Galata; Powys. No. 199 p. 17
Created on: Thursday 12th March 2009
Last updated: Monday 17th February 2014
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Record ID: DENO-69FF77
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Medieval cast copper alloy coin weight for the franc a pied of Charles V (1364-1380) or the royal d’or of Charles VII (1422-1461). Round flan, uniface; standing figure of king with sceptre to left, legend POI[.]DC-RCOL(?) (if starting at 1 o'clock). Diameter 15.78mm, thickness 2.77mm, weight 3.16g. See Withers P&B 'Lions Ships and Angels' (1995, Galata) p.23 for information on these coin weights.
Created on: Thursday 26th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tupholme', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-44D246
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy coin weight, probably for a half or quarter noble. This weight is illustrated in 'Lions, ships and angels' (Withers, 1995, p. 20). It was made in Antwerp by an unknown maker (see Withers, p. 60). The weight is rectangular in plan. The obverse bears a circular panel depicting a ship, with a letter 'h' (for 'Henricus') located to the right of the mast. On the reverse is a central hand dividing the letters 'D I'; an inner ring of stars surrounds this central design and, around this, is a second ring, of four large and four small fleurs-de-lys. The object measures 14.…
Created on: Thursday 12th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Therfield', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-17EBE2
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1500-1699. Copper alloy, probable brass, cast, 'square shape' probable uniface coin weight. Length 15.0mm, Width 13.6mm, Thickness 2.7mm, Weight 3.6g. Typical Medieval ship with a rose (cinqfoil?) on the front within a beaded circular border. Letters 'R and N' in the field above the ship indicates that the weight is for a rose noble or ryal gold coin, but the actual weight indicates a half ryal coin. The reverse appears blank which could indicate German manufacture or possibly a very worn illegible design - to indicate from the Low Countries. Little wear and attractive green patina. Re…
Created on: Tuesday 10th February 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: KENT-320980
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
1760-1770. George III, copper alloy, cast, small, flat, circular, biface Portugese gold coin weight. Length 13.6mm, WIdth 13.4mm, Thickness 1.5mm, Diameter 13.6mm, Weight 1.4g. Inscribed 'S P' over '4.6' in a blank field. This indicates four shillings and sixpence, the value of an eighth of a Johannes gold coin, the smallest denomination of a set of weights for this coin. Little wear and an even brown lightly corroded surface. Ref: English Weights, an illustrated survey, Norman Briggs, White House Publications 1992, page 36-37 and Identifying Coin Weights Found In Britain, Lions, Ships…
Created on: Monday 13th October 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SWYOR-FD78F0
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy Medieval coin weight. It is a uniface round weight, bearing a figure on horseback riding right with a sword in hand. It is 14.5mm x 14.2mm x 2.9mm, and weighs 3.38g. This weight was probably French and made for a cheval of Jean II (1350-1364) or Charles V (1364-1380). The weight is without a legend. This weight is similar to an example in 'Identifying coin weights found in Britain' by P and B R Withers (p.32).
Created on: Thursday 4th September 2008
Last updated: Saturday 9th February 2019
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Record ID: BERK-E5A498
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square copper alloy coin weight for a Spur Ryal of James I (1604-1625). The obverse face has XVIS surmounted by crown with VID beneath. The reverse has a central rose with crowns around the edge. Dimensions: length 15.66mm; width 16.14mm; thickness 3.70mm weight 6.3g
Created on: Wednesday 3rd September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wantage', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NLM-E9EE36
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete cast copper alloy Late Medieval to Early Post medieval coin weight, probably for a Spanish Excelente (c.3.5g). On the obverse are the facing busts of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. On the reverse is an open hand, palm facing with the capital letter H to the left, all encompassed in wreath. The edges of the weight are bevelled and also have file marks. The length is 15.4mm, the width is 15.2mm, the thickness is 2.2mm and the weight is 3.33g.
Created on: Friday 22nd August 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barton Upon Humber', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-DC10F3
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hexagonal copper alloy coin weight of Medieval to Post-Medieval date. It is uniface with faceted edges, the obverse depicting the letters I and D separated by a vertical row of three pellets, all within a quatrefoil and inner circle of pellets. The weight measures 14.36mm in height, 15.47mm in width, 1.81mm in thickness, and weighs 2.40g. Withers and Withers (1995: pp. 9) note that hexagonal coin weights are either Anglo-Gallic or French in origin and date to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries AD. This example should be of similar date and origin, the letters perhaps a maker's mark.
Created on: Wednesday 16th July 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bromeswell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-3A8933
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square copper alloy coin weight with bevelled edges of early Post-Medieval (sixteenth to seventeenth century) date. The obverse depicts a shield within a lozenge, the detail of the shield now too worn to identify a place of manufacture and/or the intended coin type. The reverse is flat and has no decoration. The weight measures 15.04mm in lenght, 13.82mm in width, 3.03mm in thickness, and weighs 4.33g. Withers and Withers (1995: 10) note that square copper alloy weights such as this were manufactured in Germany or the Low Countries (Holland and Belgium) in the sixteenth and sev…
Created on: Thursday 26th June 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Eye', grid reference and parish protected.


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