WMID-310A62: Post Medieval coin: Sixpence of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-310A62

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

A complete silver sixpence of James I (AD 1603 to AD 1625), issued as part of the first coinage issue between AD 1603 and AD 1604. Minted at the Tower of London. Mintmark uncertain. Coin has been bent and straightened. Cf. North, vol 2, p144, no 2073.

Diameter: 27.1 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 3.3 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: 3.3 g
Diameter: 27.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th September 2020 - Sunday 20th September 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: James I, 1603 - 1604 (N 2072, 2073)
Obverse description: unclear
Obverse inscription: IACO[ ]D G ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX
Reverse description: unclear
Reverse inscription: EXVR[ ]DEVS [] N TVR INMIC
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Rushock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8771
Four figure Latitude: 52.33692634
Four figure longitude: -2.19221822
1:25K map: SO8771
1:10K map: SO87SE
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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Audit data

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Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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