HAMP-1565A7: Post-medieval coin: Irish shilling of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-1565A7

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A very worn early 17th-century silver post-medieval Irish shilling of James I, First coinage, struck in 1604 (Spink 6513). This coin has been bent twice, perhaps as a love token, and has an S-shaped profile.

Evidence of reuse: bending

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1604
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.8 mm
Width: 25.3 mm
Thickness: 0.75 mm
Weight: 3.38 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th April 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E2611

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: shilling of James I, first coinage (S 6512 - 6513)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right (Second bust with pointed beard)
Obverse inscription: (Martlet) . IACOBVS . D. G . ANG '. SCO.' FRA.' ET . HIB.' REX
Reverse description: Crowned harp
Reverse inscription: (Martlet) . EXVRGAT . DEVS . DISSIPENTVR . INIMICI .
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: West Wittering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ8098
Four figure Latitude: 50.776073
Four figure longitude: -0.866743
1:25K map: SZ8098
1:10K map: SZ88SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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