WMID-966396: Post-medieval coin, a silver sixpence of Charles I

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Unique ID: WMID-966396

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A silver post-medieval sixpence of Charles I (1625-1649), Group D, fourth bust, dating to 1633-4. North number 2240. The coin suffers from some wear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1633
Date to: Exactly AD 1634

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.45 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 25.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

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: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Charles I, Group D (N 2240, 2241)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: C[AR]OLVS D......
Reverse description: Garnished oval shield with C R at sides.
Reverse inscription: [CHRISTO AVSPICE] REGNO
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Claverley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8095
Four figure Latitude: 52.552472
Four figure longitude: -2.296399
1:25K map: SO8095
1:10K map: SO89NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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