Coin-Weight, Half Laurel
Finder County Date Recorded
Hidden MIDDLESEX Thu June 16, 2011
Recorded By Views Validated by
Hidden 882 John Mills
Material Size (mm) Date
Copper alloy 14mm x 14mm 17th century




Description: A square, double-sided brass coin-weight for checking the half laurel, first struck in 1619. The obverse depicts the crowned bust of James I left. The reverse has a crowned Xs, indicating ten shillings, the coin's value.
Keywords: Hoard_Ref_HR012
Object Type: Weight Object Classification: Coin
Object Sub-classification: Object Description:
Object Inscription: X S Period: Stuart
Date Range: 17th century Primary Material: Copper alloy
Additional Material: Method of Manufacture: Die-struck
Surface Treatment:
Weight (grams): 4.5g Size (mm): 14mm x 14mm
References: P and B R Withers, Lions, Ships and Angels, p.14. Comments:
Findspot: Thames foreshore County: MIDDLESEX
Recorded elsewhere: Not at time of recording Finder: Hidden
Metal Detector Used: Eyes only Record validated by: John Mills


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