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WMID-86C006: Post medieval coin: Half groat of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-86C006

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

A complete silver clipped half groat of James I (AD 1603 to AD 1625), dating to the period AD 1603 to AD 1604 issued as part of the first coinage between 1603 and 1604. Mintmark: thistle. Mint: Tower. C.f. North, vol 2, p 144, no 2076.

Diameter: 17.3 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.0 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: 1 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: James I, 1603 - 1604 (N 2076)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left. II behind head
Obverse inscription: I D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield with initial mark above
Reverse inscription: no legend
Initial mark: thistle
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1798
Four figure Latitude: 52.57955073
Four figure longitude: -1.75055595
1:25K map: SP1798
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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