IOW-1E1844: IOW-1E1844 Post-Medieval Coin: Gold Crown of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1E1844

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A post-Medieval gold crown of Charles I (1625-1649), minted at London. Initial mark: crown, 1635-1636 (North 1991:157, ref: 2258).
Obverse: CAROLVS.D.G.MA.BR.FR.ET.HI.REX; Crowned bust facing left with V (mark of value) behind the head.
Reverse: CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT (God protects His worshippers); Oval garnished shield with crowned C R at sides.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1635
Date to: Exactly AD 1636

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.21 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2011

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-2-124

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Parliament)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with V (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS.D.G.MA.BR.FR.ET.HI.REX
Reverse description: Oval garnished shield with crowned C R at sides
Reverse inscription: CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT (God protects His worshippers)
Initial mark: Crown
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 157 2258

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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