IOW-624875: Post-Medieval Coin: Irish Sixpence of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-624875

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

A complete, worn and possibly clipped post-Medieval Irish sixpence of James I (1603-1626). Initial mark: illegible. Second coinage, 1604-1607. Spink: 6517.

Obverse: [IAC]OBVS[D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX]; Crowned bust right


Reverse: [TVEA]TVR·VNITA·DEVS· (May God guard these united, i.e. kingdoms); Crowned harp

Diameter: 21.5mm. Weight: 1.44g. DA=12:10.

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 1604
Date to: Exactly AD 1607

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.44 g
Diameter: 21.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th March 2014

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-59

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Type: Irish: sixpence of James I, second coinage (S 6517)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: [IAC]OBVS[D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX]
Reverse description: Crowned harp
Reverse inscription: [TVEA]TVR·VNITA·DEVS· (May God guard these united, i.e. kingdoms)
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: 8 years ago

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