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    • Object type: COIN WEIGHT

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Record ID: SOM-923382
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Complete copper alloy Post-Medieval coin weight. The weight is roughly square in shape. The upper face has the raised figures 'X.V.s' below a crown and the reverse face has a circular groove around the outer edge with a raised sun symbol surrounded by lions and fleur de lis in the centre. A shiny green patina remains in some places, but the surface is fairly erroded and pitted. Weights bearing the sun symbol are for the spur ryal (or rose noble) of James I (Withers 1995, p.38). Those bearing the value XVs are for his 2nd coinage; 1604-12 and 3rd coinage; 1619-25 (ibid.). Dimensions:…
Created on: Thursday 11th March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 15th February 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crewkerne', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-3D8EF0
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete cast copper-alloy circular uniface coin weight for an Angel (c. 1604-c. 1619). The weight depicts St Michael with angel wings spearing a dragon at his feet. It is of a British type produced between 1464 and 1619. The weight at 68.2 grains (4.41g. is low for an Angel (80 grains, reduced to 71 grains in 1604) but too high for a half Angel (40 grains reduced to 35.5 grains). Weights were usually made for the minimum legal weight of the coin rather than the average and also lose some weight through corrosion over the course of time. The weight is very worn and slightly cor…
Created on: Sunday 7th March 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: HAMP-294BA6
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A corroded, circular double-sided brass coin weight of post-medieval date. The weight is for a unite (22 shillings) of James I (2nd coinage, revalued). Such weights were made after 1632 (Withers & Withers 1995, 26).
Created on: Saturday 6th March 2010
Last updated: Monday 28th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Longstock CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-2725B6
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy uniface coin weight. The weight is sub-square in plan. The upper surface bears a stamped fleur-de-lis within a circular border. The surfaces are slightly corroded. It measures 14.5mm long, 13.5mm wide and 2.5mm thick. It weighs 2.59g. According to Withers (1995: 33), such weights are French or British and were made from the florin coin, which circulated in Europe between c. 1350 and 1550.
Created on: Saturday 6th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: ESS-FB5198
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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Post Medieval (1577-1603) copper alloy 'Philipsgulden' coin weight. It is square with a depticion of Saint Philip the Apostle on the obverse and the Ahnd of Antwerp on the reverse. The makers mark initials H H are to either side of the hand, for Hans Foncq. It measures 15.22mm by 15.93mm wide, is 1.8mm thick. and weighs 2.9g.
Created on: Thursday 4th March 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SOM-7BF646
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Complete copper alloy British coin weight for an angel of James I, 2nd coinage, revalued. Made during the reign of Charles I, after 1632. Withers and Withers (1995), p.13. Diameter: 17.52mm, Thickness: 2.60mm, Weight: 4.5g
Created on: Friday 26th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ilminster', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-ABE954
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
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A copper alloy coin weight for halfcrown, of IIs IXd, James I, 2nd coinage, 1604-1619 AD.
Created on: Tuesday 16th February 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Oakley', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: YORYM-5F4CA3
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy French coin weight, dated 1642.
Created on: Tuesday 19th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 20th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Naburn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-B83C52
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Central Bedfordshire
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A copper-alloy coin weight for rose noble, or ryal. The piece was made in Antwerp, by Bernaert Foncq., and was produced before 1658 (see Withers and Withers 1995: 20 and 60). The weight is sub-square in plan. The obverse bears a circular design depicting a galley, with the letters 'H' (for 'Henricus') to the left, and 'R' (for 'Ryal') in the top right hand corner. Below the 'R' is a possible letter 'P'; alternatively, this may be a flag. The reverse design, also within a circular border, consists of a hand separating the letters 'B F' ('Bernaert Foncq'). The weight is corroded. It …
Created on: Monday 11th January 2010
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Totternhoe', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WILT-E5BA63
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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Early Post-Medieval copper alloy circular Angel weight of Charles I, measuring 17mm in diameter. It is 2mm thick and weighs 3.92g (60.4gn). Obverse: St Michael slaying the dragon Reverse: Crowned ¯ X ¯ ¯ S ¯ below Date: Early 1630s Ref: cf. Withers 968
Created on: Tuesday 8th December 2009
Last updated: Friday 21st July 2017
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Record ID: SWYOR-66E3A5
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy coin weight dating from around 1760-1773. It is circular in shape and has the letters S and D with 6 and 9 underneath on both faces. Each side also has a border made up of a leaf design. It has a diameter of 14.76mm, thickness 2.25mm, weight 2.59g. For reference see P and B Withers 1995. Lions, Ships and Angels identifying coin weights found in Britain p. 53. The weight was for six shillings and nine pence and was used for weighing foreign gold coins.
Created on: Wednesday 2nd December 2009
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Record ID: DOR-E7D3F4
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
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A copper alloy, square, two-sided coin weight. The weight was issued in the reign of James I and is a double crown coin. Obverse: IR BRI - right facing bust, crowned Reverse: XIs - crown above the mark of value Reference: Withers, "Lions, Ships and Angels", pages 13 and 26 Date: Post medieval - 1603 - 1625 Dimensions: 15.66 x 15.24 mm x 2.72 mm Weight: 4.44 g
Created on: Thursday 26th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-BF7470
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post Medieval cast copper alloy square-shaped coin weight of Charles I (1625-1649 AD), struck in 1625-1632 AD. Withers and Withers no. 925. The weight was used for Double Crown coins and was therefore intended to weigh 70 grains (approximately 4.53 grams). Wear means that the coin weight today weighs 4.24 grams. Dimensions: length: 14.22mm; width: 13.87mm; thickness: 3.32mm; weight: 4.24g.
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUSS-BEE183
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy coin weight, square and double sided with a ship with a rose on the side and an R above the bow on one face and a hand flanked by the initials B/(B)on the other. The ship and rose indicates it is for weighing a rose noble or ryal. The hand indicates it was made in Antwerp and the B/(B) indicates the maker, probably Bernaert Bommaerts who was active 1610-1650 AD (Withers and Withers 1995:60). It is 16.5mm by 15.9mm and 3.9mm thick. It weighs 6.99 grams, 107.9 grains. A ryal of full weight is 120 grains, weights were normally made to the minimum legal weight which was slight…
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: GLO-BDC903
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Coin weight of James I length 13mm, width 12mm, thickness 1.7mm, weight 1.98g. this is a coin weight for a half angel Obverse: VS/VID with a crown above Reverse: no detail remains
Created on: Tuesday 24th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stroud', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-ABCC51
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Square copper alloy double sided coin weight. On the obverse is the archangel Michael spearing a dragon at his feet. On the reverse is Xs (for 10 shillings) under a crown with a crowned I stamped upper left. This is a British made weight for an Angel produced under James I (Withers and Withers 1995:22). It is 14.1 by 13.7mm and 2.7mm thick; it weighs 3.65 grams, 56.2 grains. A full weight angel of the period 1604-1619 weighed 71 grains and between 1619-1642 one weighed 65 grains; coin weights are typically made slightly light and lose more weight through corrosion. An angel was wort…
Created on: Monday 23rd November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Lewes', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-2E8127
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy square coin weight for a spur ryal of James I, tariffed at XVs indicating it related to coins of the early 2nd coinage (1604-1612) or 3rd coinage (1619-1625). These weights were replaced by round ones with similar designs post-1632 (Withers and Withers 1995:38). 16.5mm by 16.1mm, 3.3mm thick and 5.79 grams (89.4 grains).
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ashington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-2E3675
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy square coin weight for a spur ryal of James I, tariffed at XVs indicating it related to coins of the early 2nd coinage (1604-1612) or 3rd coinage (1619-1625). These weights were replaced by round ones with similar designs post-1632 (Withers and Withers 1995:38). 16.7mm square, 3.2mm thick and 5.75 grams (88.6 grains).
Created on: Tuesday 17th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'near Steyning', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-700363
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Medway
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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
Spatial data recorded.


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Record ID: SUR-5E94D4
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A square coin weight too worn to identify.
Created on: Saturday 7th November 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded.


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