CAM-A4B5C5: Post-Medieval Coin : Incomplete Silver Half-groat of James I

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Unique ID: CAM-A4B5C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Post-Medieval silver half-groat of James I (1603-1625), either second or third coinage (1604-19; 1619-25; North 2104-5, 2127). Ref: North 1991: 144-6.

Approximately half of the coin survives. It appears to have been bent in two locations, horizontally across the obverse, at the top of the rose and just below its centre. At this bottom point the coin has broken.

Die axis is 3 o'clock. Weight is 0.56g, diameter is 16.0mm, thickness is 0.46mm, thickness is 0.5mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1604
Date to: Exactly AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.56 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: James I, not further defined (N 2076, 2104 - 2105/2, 2127)
Obverse description: Crowned rose
Obverse inscription: I D G [ ]SPINA
Reverse description: Crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: [...]DEVS
Initial mark: illlegible
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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