LANCUM-CED3F4: Post-medieval coin: Scottish thistle merk of James I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-CED3F4

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

Post medieval silver Scottish thistle merk of James I (James VI of Scotland) dating from c. AD1602. Spink 5497.

Obv: IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM crowned shield of England

Rev: REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT crowned thistle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1602
Date to: Exactly AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 29.85 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th April 2014

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5497)
Obverse description: crowned shield of England
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM
Reverse description: crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT
Initial mark: illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: Boston (District)
To be known as: Boston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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