CORN-DEF772: Charles I rose farthing

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-DEF772

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An incomplete Post-Medieval copper alloy farthing of Charles I (AD 1625-1649), dating to AD 1636-1644. Probably Rose type 2, with sceptres in saltire through single crown. Unclear initial mark.

Ref: North (1991: 165) no. 2291.

Measurements: Diameter, 12.17mm; Thickness, 0.92mm; Weight, 0.59g

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 1636
Date to: Circa AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.92 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 12.17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th September 2021 - Saturday 25th September 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 2021 35

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper rose farthing of Charles I, type 2, single-arched crown (N 2291)
Obverse description: A single-arched crown with two sceptres in saltire through it
Obverse inscription: CAR[OLVS D G MAG BRI]
Reverse description: Single rose surmounted by a single-arched crown
Reverse inscription: [FRA ET HI REX]
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Drinkstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9661
Four figure Latitude: 52.21234548
Four figure longitude: 0.86742654
1:25K map: TL9661
1:10K map: TL96SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 165 2291

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Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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