LVPL-CEEBE1: post medieval coin: quarter thistle merk of James VI Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-CEEBE1

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

A worn post medieval silver quarter thistle merk of James VI Scotland (1567-1625) eighth coinage dating to 1601-4. Mint: Edinburgh Castle. Spink no.5499.
Obverse: Crowned shield. Legend: [IA]COBVS [·6·D·G·R·SCOTORVM]
Reverse: Crowned thistle. Legend: [REGEM I]OVA [PROTEGIT]

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: 1 g
Diameter: 19.96 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 4th March 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Quarter thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5499)
Obverse description: Crowned shield
Obverse inscription: [IA]COBVS [·6·D·G·R·SCOTORVM]
Reverse description: Crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: [REGEM I]OVA [PROTEGIT]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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