CAM-DDA341: Silver Hammered Coin of James I

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Unique ID: CAM-DDA341

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver half-groat of James I (1603-25), third coinage (1619-25; North 2127). Ref: North 1991: 146.

The obverse shows a crowned rose. Obverse legend reads [...]ROSA SINE SPINA. Reverse shows crowned thistle. Reverse legend reads T[...]ATVR VNITA DEVS with thistle initial mark. Die axis: 10 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With Finds Liaison Office, Castle Court, Cambridge.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1604
Date to: Exactly AD 1619

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 0.76 g
Diameter: 16.52 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: James I, 1619-1625 (N 2127)
Obverse description: Crowned rose
Obverse inscription: [I D G] ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Crowned thisle
Reverse inscription: T[ ]ATVR VNITA DEVS
Initial mark: thistle
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Thetford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5376
Four figure Latitude: 52.360705
Four figure longitude: 0.245437
1:25K map: TL5376
1:10K map: TL57NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With Finds Liaison Office, Castle Court, Cambridge.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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