LANCUM-0DA9F5: Post Medieval hammered silver thistle merk of James VI of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-0DA9F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Post Medieval hammered silver thistle merk of James VI of Scotland (1567-1625), eighth coinage (Spink S5497) dating to 1601-04. Mint: Edinburgh. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 81.

The diameter is 29mm, and the weight 4.04g.

Obverse inscription IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM

Reverse inscription REGEMIOVAPROTEGIT

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 1601
Date to: Circa AD 1604

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.04 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th August 2020 - Tuesday 4th August 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5497)
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS D G R SCOTORVM
Reverse inscription: REGEMIOVAPROTEGIT•1602•

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
To be known as: near Penrith

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd 81 5497

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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