WMID-E9C67D: Post Medieval coin: Half groat of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-E9C67D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver half groat of James I (AD 1603 to AD 1625), dating to the first coinage period between AD 1603 to AD 1604. Tower Mint. Mintmark unclear. C.f. North vol 2, p 144, no 2076.

Diameter: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1603
Date to: Circa AD 1604

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th July 2016 - Sunday 17th July 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: James I, 1603 - 1604 (N 2076)
Obverse description: Bust right. II behind head.
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: square shield
Reverse inscription: not present
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Holland (District)
Parish or ward: Donington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2236
Four figure Latitude: 52.90759117
Four figure longitude: -0.18738665
1:25K map: TF2236
1:10K map: TF23NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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