NARC-95B23A: NARC-95B23A : Halfcrown : Charles I

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Unique ID: NARC-95B23A

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 A complete, silver plated copper alloy contemporary copy of a Half Crown of Charles I (AD 1625-1649). Group IV, fourth horseman type. Oval garnished shield reverse. Triangle in circle initial mark. As London mint under Parliament. AD 1641-1643.

Diameter: 33.77mm, Thickness: 1.68mm, Weight: 10.5g

The flan of the coin is irregular, with the copper alloy core being exposed within the central field on the reverse. The obverse is double struck between 9-11 O’clock.

As North Vol II, P 159, No 2214.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Exactly AD 1641
Date to: Circa AD 1643

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.68 mm
Weight: 10.5 g
Diameter: 33.77 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th January 2022

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Parliament)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver halfcrown: Charles I, Group 4 (N 2214)
Obverse description: King on horseback, left
Obverse inscription: CA[ROLV]S.D.G:MAG∙B[R FR]A∙ET∙HI:REX.
Reverse description: Oval garnished shield
Reverse inscription: [C]HRISTO•AVSPICE R[EGN]O•
Initial mark: Triangle in circle
Die axis measurement: 11 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: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Napton on the Hill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4660
Four figure Latitude: 52.23627812
Four figure longitude: -1.3278229
1:25K map: SP4660
1:10K map: SP46SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 159 2214

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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