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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: WILT-0CB2A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A hoard of fourteen Post Medieval gold coins dating to c. AD 1643. Twelve were found at a depth of 12 inches and a further two coins at a depth of six inches while metal detecting on wooded pasture (scrubland. The hoard consists of fourteen gold coins: 1x gold unite, 3x gold laurels, 2x gold half laurels all of James I. 2x gold unites, 6x gold double crowns all of Charles I. The coins are in very good condition which would suggest that they were removed from circulation and were probably all deposited at the same time as they were found in close proximity to one another.

Catalogue of coins:

  1. A Post-Medieval gold unite of James I, dating to AD 1605-6. Second coinage (AD 1604-1619), second bust. Rose Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 145) no. 2083.

Obverse description: Crowned half-length bust right with sceptre over right shoulder and orb in left hand.

Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX

             Reverse description: Square shield crowned and garnished with IR at side.

             Reverse inscription: FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM

             Die axis: 9 o’clock, diameter: 37.3mm, weight: 9.82g.

2.A Post-Medieval gold unite of Charles I, dating to AD 1625. Group A, First bust. Lis Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 155), no. 2146.

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with XX behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS (DG M)AG BR FR ET HI REX

Reverse description: Square shield plainly garnished

Reverse inscription: FLORENT CONCO(R)DIA REGNA

Die axis: 1 o’clock; diameter: 34.4mm; weight: 9.0g.

3. A Post-Medieval gold laurel of James I, dating to AD 1619-20. Third coinage (1619-25), second bust. Spur rowel Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1991: 147) no. 2111/2112.

Obverse description: laureate bust in armour left with XX behind.

Obverse inscription: I(A)COBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIBERN REX

Reverse description: Long cross fleury over crowned square shield.

Reverse inscription: FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM

Die axis: 2 o’clock; diameter: 35.5mm; weight: 8.81g.

4. A Post-Medieval gold laurel of James I, dating to AD 1624. Third coinage (1619-25), second bust. Trefoil Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1991: 147) no. 2114/2115.

Obverse description: laureate bust in armour left with XX behind.

Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRAN ET HIB REX

Reverse description: Long cross fleury over crowned square shield.

Reverse inscription: FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM

Die axis: 12 o’clock: diameter: 35.4mm; weight: 8.92g.

5. A Post-Medieval gold laurel of James I, dating to AD 1624. Third coinage (1619-25), second bust. Trefoil Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1991: 147) no. 2114/2115.

Obverse description: laureate bust in armour left with XX behind.

Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HI REX

Reverse description: Long cross fleury over crowned square shield.

Reverse inscription: FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM

Die axis: 9 o’clock: diameter: 33.4mm; weight: 8.92g.

6. A Post-Medieval gold unite of Charles I, dating to AD 1642-43. Rose Initial Mark. Truro Mint. North (1994: 183), no. 2528.

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with XX behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR ET HI REX

Reverse description: Crowned oval garnished shield with crowned CR at sides.

Reverse inscription: FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA

Die axis: 11 o’clock; diameter: 33.6mm; weight: 9.0g

7. A Post-Medieval gold half laurel of James I, dating to AD 1619-20. Third coinage (1619-25), first bust. Spur rowel Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1991: 147) no. 2116. Pierced at 12 o’clock, just below Initial Mark.

Obverse description: laureate bust in armour left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX

Reverse description: Long cross fleury over crowned square shield.

Reverse inscription: HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS

Die axis: 10 o’clock; diameter: 29.4mm; weight: 4.52g

8. A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I, dating to AD 1625. Group A first bust. Lis Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 156), no. 2159(b).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR ET HI REX

Reverse description: Square shield plainly garnished.

Reverse inscription: CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT

Die axis: 1 o’clock: diameter: 28.5mm; weight: 4.39g.

9. A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I, dating to AD 1639-40. Group F sixth bust. Triangle Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint under Parliament. North (1994: 157), no. 2177(b).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR (ET) HI REX

Reverse description: Crowned oval garnished shield with crowned CR at sides.

Reverse inscription: CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT

Die axis: 6 o’clock: diameter: 26.3mm; weight: 4.55g.

10. A Post-Medieval gold half laurel of James I, dating to AD 1624. Third coinage (1619-25), fourth bust. Trefoil Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1991: 147) no. 2117.

Obverse description: laureate bust in armour left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G MA BRI FRA ET HI REX

Reverse description: Long cross fleury over crowned square shield.

Reverse inscription: HENRIC/S RO(S)AS/ REGNA/ IACOBS

Die axis: 7 o’clock; diameter: 27mm; weight: 4.54g.

  1. A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I, dating to AD 1625. Group A first bust. Lis Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 156), no. 2159(b).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR ET HIB REX

Reverse description: Square shield plainly garnished.

Reverse inscription: CV(LT)ORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT

Die axis: 8 o’clock: diameter: 28.3mm; weight: 4.44g.

12.A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I, dating to AD 1625. Group A, first bust. Lis Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 156), no. 2159(b).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR FR ET (H)IB REX

Reverse description: Square shield plainly garnished.

Reverse inscription: CV(L)TORES SVI DEVS PRO[…]

Die axis: 8 o’clock: diameter: 27.5mm; weight: 4.48g.

13. A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I dating to AD 1629-30. Group B, second bust. Heart Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint. North (1994: 156), no. 2164(e).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG MAG BR F(R) ET HI REX

Reverse description: Square shield lightly garnished.

Reverse inscription: CVLTO(RES) SVI DEVS PROTEG(IT)

Die axis: 6 o’clock; diameter: 26.5mm; weight: 4.51g.

14. A Post-Medieval gold double crown of Charles I, dating to AD 1641-1643. Group F, sixth bust. Triangle-in-circle Initial Mark. Tower of London Mint under Parliament. North (1994: 157), no. 2177(b).

Obverse description: Crowned bust left with X behind.

Obverse inscription: CAROL[…] MAG BR FR ET […] REX

Reverse description: Garnished shield with crowned CR at sides.

Reverse inscription: […] DEVS PROTEGIT

Die axis: 10 o’clock: diameter: 25.7mm; weight: 4.49g.

Notes:

The coins are over 300 years old and comprise of at least 10% precious metal, on the balance of probability it seems likely that the group was deposited at the same time, and thus the coins do meet the criteria to be considered Treasure under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996.

Sophie Hawke
Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2020T711

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1605
Date to: Circa AD 1643

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

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Treasure case number: 2020T711

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Box CP

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Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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