BH-243051: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of Charles I

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Unique ID: BH-243051

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A heavily worn and clipped silver Sixpence of Charles I. Produced at the Oxford mint in 1644 AD. Measures 25.2mm diameter by 0.8mm thick and weighs 2.18g.

Class: Sixpence

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.18 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th December 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hertford 1570 - 9

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: Oxford
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, VI in right field.
Obverse inscription: [CAR]OLVS D.G MAG:BRI:FR:ET.HI:REX
Reverse description: Royal shield over cross.
Reverse inscription: CHRISTO.AVS[PICE REG]NO (I reign under the auspices of Christ)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Hertford

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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