LVPL-A5B60E: Post medieval coin hoard

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: LVPL-A5B60E

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

Treasure case 2020 T927

Description:
A group of four post medieval silver coins ranging from the reign of Elizabeth I to Charles I dating to the period AD 1584 – 1635.

Coin 1:
Complete silver shilling of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1584-87. Initial mark escallop, minted in London. North (1991) no. 1985. The obverse bust has been worn away and an angular E inscribed in its place.

Obverse: Crowned bust left.
Obverse legend: ELIZABETH : D.G.ANG.FR.ET.HIB.REGINA

Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchée diving the legend.
Reverse legend: POSVI / DEV:AD / IVTORE / M:MEV

Dimensions: Diameter 28mm; weight c.7g

Coin 2:
Compete silver shilling of Charles I, Group A, dating to 1625. Initial mark lis, minted in at the Tower of London. North (1991) no. 2216.

Obverse: Crowned bust left with XII behind.
Obverse legend: CAROLVS D.G.MAG.BR.FR.ET.HIB.REX

Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchée diving the legend
Reverse legend: CHRI/STO AV/SPICE/REGNO

Dimensions: Diameter 30mm; weight c.7g

Coin 3:
Complete silver shilling of Charles I, Group D dating to the period 1634-5. Initial mark bell, minted in the tower of London. North (1991) no. 2225.

Obverse: Crowned bust left with XII behind.
Obverse legend: ∙ CAROLVS D:G:MA:BR:FR:ET:HI:REX ∙

Reverse: No inner circle. Round garnished shield.
Reverse legend: ∙ CHRISTO ∙ AVSPI ∙ CE ∙ REGNO ∙

Dimensions: Diameter 29mm; weight c.7g

Coin 4
Complete silver sixpence of Elizabeth I, second issue, dating to 1568. Initial mark coronet, minted in London. North (1991) no.1997. The obverse bust has been worn away.

Obverse: Crowned bust left, rose behind.
Obverse legend: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HUB REGINA

Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend, date above shield.
Reverse legend: POSVI / DEV AD / IVTORE / M:MEV

Dimensions: Diameter 25mm; weight 2.7g

Discussion:
All the coins represented in this group are known to have been in circulation at the same time and coin hoards with similar compositions have been reported from across England and Wales, for example a hoard from Trefnant, Denbighshire (2018W1813) and a hoard from North Bradley, Wiltshire (2017T1037). The close concentration of the coins is a good indication that they were deposited together, as is the lack of smaller denomination coins, which you would expect to be included among site finds. On a balance of probability, it is likely that they were deposited together on a single occasion.

The fourth coin, the sixpence of Elizabeth I was found later than coins 1-3 but in the same area and has been added to this report as an amendment.

Notes:

Conclusion:
In terms of age, number of coins and precious metal content, this find qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

Notes:
This report was written during the COVID-19 outbreak; as such the writer was unable to view the hoard in person. Many thanks to the finder for providing the measurements and images of the individual coins.

References:
North, J.J. (1991) English Hammered Coinage Volume 2: Edward I to Charles II 1272 - 1662. 3rd Ed. London: Spink & Son.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2020T927

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1635

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2020T927

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wheelock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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