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ESS-5FAD5A: Post Medieval coin: farthing of James I

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Unique ID: ESS-5FAD5A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval copper alloy farthing of James I (1603-1625 AD), uncertain initial mark, 1619-25 AD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1619
Date to: Circa AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.36 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st June 2013 - Monday 20th January 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7537

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Token farthing
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper Harington or Lennox farthing of James I
Obverse description: Single arched crown bisected by sceptres
Obverse inscription: [I]ACO D [G MAG BRI]
Reverse description: Crowned harp
Reverse inscription: [F]RA ET [HIB REX]
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Great Dunmow (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6122
Four figure Latitude: 51.8733359
Four figure longitude: 0.3372951
1:25K map: TL6122
1:10K map: TL62SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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