BH-B7BEA6: Post-Medieval coin: two skillings of Christian IV of Denmark

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Unique ID: BH-B7BEA6

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A silver two skilling coin of Christian IV of Denmark, dated 1626. The coin's surfaces are slightly worn and encrusted. It measures 17.5mm in diameter, 0.4mm thick and weighs 0.86g.

Class: Danish two skilling

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1626

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 20th November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/223 - 15

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Ruler of post-medieval kingdom of Denmark, Sweden or Norway
Type: Post medieval coin of the Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Sweden and Kingdom of Norway
Obverse description: Crowned shield over long-cross; three lions passant guardant in shield.
Obverse inscription: CHRI/STI(AN)/IIII D/G DA
Reverse description: II/SKILI/NG DA/NS(K)
Reverse inscription: +NOR VAN GOTO REX 1626
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Totternhoe

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: Woodland
Specific landuse: Other

References cited

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Updated: 7 years ago

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