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Reference numberCLP/16/46
LevelItem
TitleNote, regarding gold pieces found in the north of Ireland by unknown author
Date2 February 1739
DescriptionTh author describes some gold pieces found when digging a potato field. One of the largest pieces weighs 'upwards of 18 pennyweight'. The author states they have sent a specimen, 'the smallest of the three', to the Royal Society. Name of correspondent has been torn off the page.

Subject: Archaeology

Read to the Royal Society on 22 May 1740
LanguageEnglish
Extent2p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialJBO/18/112
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