This is a cast copper-alloy coin weight of late medieval date. The weight is probably for a half ryal (60 grains). This weight is 50grains and the discrepancy is probably due to corrosion. Obverse: Ship left with standing rigging. Reverse: Possible design (illegible). Similar examples have been recorded from the Isle of Wight (IOW-2F89F3)
See: Withers & Withers 1995: pp. 20, 68.
DENOMINATION: Gold Half Ryal coin weight
DATE: c. 15th century
SIZE: 13.82mm x 14.07mm x 2.49mm
WEIGHT: 3.27 grams
PROVENANCE: Redcliffe, Bristol.
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