WMID-12E70D: Post Medieval Coin: Half Crown of Charles I

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Unique ID: WMID-12E70D

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silver, Post Medieval, half crown, Charles I (AD 1625 - AD 1649), Group III, mint: Tower (AD 1644 - AD 1645), mintmark: R in brackets. Struck by Parliament in King's absence. Evidence coin has been clipped. North p 159 (no 2213).

Diameter: 29.3 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 11.8 g

Evidence of reuse: Clipped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1644
Date to: Circa AD 1645
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 11.8 g
Diameter: 29.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th April 2014 - Thursday 10th April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Parliament)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver halfcrown: Charles I, Group 3 (N 2209 - 2213)
Obverse description: Mounted figure facing left holding straight aloft what appears to be a sword. Very worn.
Obverse inscription: [ ] REX [ ]
Reverse description: Round garnished shield with six even scrolls.
Reverse inscription: -
Initial mark: (R) (possibly)
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Dodcott cum Wilkesley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6242
Four figure Latitude: 52.97399614
Four figure longitude: -2.56732514
1:25K map: SJ6242
1:10K map: SJ64SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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