Foreign Coin - 1643 Copper

Post Reply
User avatar
TerraBritannia
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Has thanked: 917 times
Been thanked: 462 times
Contact:

Found today not far from York. A very worn copper coin, which gave a mid 20's signal on the Equinox. It was around 5 - 6 inches deep in pasture.

It's around 20mm in size and weighs 2.51 grams. I think there are some Fleur-de-lis on one side, although they appeared more obvious while out in the field. I can make out a date of 1643 and some letters are just visible.

The nearest coin that I've been able to find so far is a French 2 Dinar, although there aren't any dimensions mentioned. https://www.coinshome.net/en/coin_defin ... ducew2.htm

The coin in the link has the letter 'A' after the date, my coin appears to have the letter 'K'. I'm not sure if it is the same coin. :Thinking:

Any help appreciated. :thumbsup:

20210502_184322.jpg
20210502_184123.jpg
TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name.
https://www.youtube.com/TerraBritannia
Minelab Equinox 800
User avatar
Allectus
Posts: 4697
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 5048 times

French Double Tournois.

A ;)
User avatar
Allectus
Posts: 4697
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Location: Essex
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 5048 times

Allectus wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 8:54 pm French Double Tournois.

A ;)
Louis XIII if it's 1643.
Pete E
Posts: 2761
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Location: North Wales
Has thanked: 3600 times
Been thanked: 2359 times

TerraBritannia wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 8:50 pm Found today not far from York. A very worn copper coin, which gave a mid 20's signal on the Equinox. It was around 5 - 6 inches deep in pasture.

It's around 20mm in size and weighs 2.51 grams. I think there are some Fleur-de-lis on one side, although they appeared more obvious while out in the field. I can make out a date of 1643 and some letters are just visible.

The nearest coin that I've been able to find so far is a French 2 Dinar, although there aren't any dimensions mentioned. https://www.coinshome.net/en/coin_defin ... ducew2.htm

The coin in the link has the letter 'A' after the date, my coin appears to have the letter 'K'. I'm not sure if it is the same coin. :Thinking:

Any help appreciated. :thumbsup:


20210502_184322.jpg

20210502_184123.jpg
Nice unusual find Andy...If only such finds could tell their stories...
User avatar
TerraBritannia
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Has thanked: 917 times
Been thanked: 462 times
Contact:

Thanks Tony, very much appreciated as always. :thumbsup:

Pete, yes it is interesting to find these foreign coins on English soil. How on earth did it end up here?
1643 was the year of the 1st English civil war. :shock:
TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name.
https://www.youtube.com/TerraBritannia
Minelab Equinox 800
User avatar
figgis
Posts: 6981
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Location: Norfolk (just)
Has thanked: 4043 times
Been thanked: 4727 times

Minted in Bordeaux, Andy. More info in them here
User avatar
TerraBritannia
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Has thanked: 917 times
Been thanked: 462 times
Contact:

figgis wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:03 pm Minted in Bordeaux, Andy. More info in them here
Thanks for the link, but I'm seeing 'Page Not Found'. :Thinking:
TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name.
https://www.youtube.com/TerraBritannia
Minelab Equinox 800
User avatar
figgis
Posts: 6981
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Location: Norfolk (just)
Has thanked: 4043 times
Been thanked: 4727 times

TerraBritannia wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 6:30 pm Thanks for the link, but I'm seeing 'Page Not Found'. :Thinking:
Ah. So did I. Probly because I copied it in wrong :oops:

Sorry, chap - have edited it and it works now :thumbsup:
User avatar
TerraBritannia
Posts: 542
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Location: North Yorkshire
Has thanked: 917 times
Been thanked: 462 times
Contact:

Thanks a lot John. :thumbsup:
TerraBritannia [previously known as TerraEnglandia] but Andy is my real name.
https://www.youtube.com/TerraBritannia
Minelab Equinox 800
Post Reply