SUSS-551D97: Post Medieval Coin: Gold Double Crown of Charles I

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Unique ID: SUSS-551D97

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A Post Medieval gold Double-crown coin of Charles I, issued between AD 1636-1638. Mint of Tower of London; initial mark: tun. North Group D(c) Double-crown type, identified by fourth bust and garnished oval shield with crowned C R at sides. Cf. North 1991 Vol II, p. 156, no. 2169.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1636
Date to: Circa AD 1638

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 4.6 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th February 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Liz Walker
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Double crown
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Double crown: Charles I (N 2158 - 2178)
Obverse description: Double crowned bust left with X behind head right.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G MA BR FR ET HI REX
Reverse description: Garnished oval shield with crowned C R at sides.
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: East Hoathly with Halland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5216
Four figure Latitude: 50.92344
Four figure longitude: 0.161293
1:25K map: TQ5216
1:10K map: TQ51NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first reported and recorded.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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