SUSS-EA7F76: Post Medieval Coin: Royal Farthing Token of Charles I

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Unique ID: SUSS-EA7F76

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A very worn royal farthing token of Charles I (1625-1649 AD). Richmond "rounds" type (North Type 1), of uncertain exact parallel, minted between 1625-1634. Obverse depicts a crown with two sceptres in saltire; legend reads: IACO D G MAG BRIT instead of CARO D G MAG BRIT; it is impossible to see whether there are stops or marks. The reverse depicts a single-arched crowned harp with no inner circles or initial marks; the legend reads: FRA ET HIB REX. Cf. North 1991 Vol II, p164, Type 1, probably No. 2275(a).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1634

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.58 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Token farthing
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper Richmond or Maltravers farthing of Charles I
Obverse description: Crown with two sceptres in saltire.
Obverse inscription: IACO D G MAG BRIT
Reverse description: Single-arched crowned harp. No initial mark. No inner circles.
Reverse inscription: FRA [ET HIB] REX
Initial mark: Uncertain.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Tandridge (District)
Parish or ward: Limpsfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4350
Four figure Latitude: 51.231277
Four figure longitude: 0.04677
1:25K map: TQ4350
1:10K map: TQ45SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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