NARC-80B745: Post-medieval coin, a siver halfcrown of Charles I

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Unique ID: NARC-80B745

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver halfcrown of Charles I. The coin was minted in 1640-41, North number 2211.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1640
Date to: Circa AD 1641

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.96 mm
Weight: 14.5 g
Diameter: 33.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st February 2010 - Sunday 28th February 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver halfcrown: Charles I, Group 3 (N 2209 - 2213)
Obverse description: Equestrian portrait - King riding left - later horseman. King wears cloak flying from shoulders.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX
Reverse description: Round garnished shield
Reverse inscription: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Stafford (District)
Parish or ward: Gnosall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8018
Four figure Latitude: 52.759232
Four figure longitude: -2.297802
1:25K map: SJ8018
1:10K map: SJ81NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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