NMGW-204FF6: Post-Medieval Coins: Hoard of six post-medieval English coins, of Elizabeth I and Charles I,

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: NMGW-204FF6

Object type certainty: Certain
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The find comprises six post-medieval English coins, of Elizabeth I and Charles I, with a face value at the time of £0 10s 6d; as received at Amgueddfa Cymru, they appear to have been cleaned. No associated objects were reported.

The find represents a small, but typical assemblage from the period of the 'English' Civil War, with the coins worn through circulation roughly in proportion to their age when lost or deposited. The latest Tower coins are from 1641-3, but the group is to be dated by the Chester coin, which allowing for the effects of cleaning is in fresh condition. A royalist mint was established at Chester, probably in 1644, following a commission dated 22 May that year to Sir Thomas Cary to set up mints in the counties of Hereford, Worcester, Shropshire and Cheshire; the city was surrendered on 3 February 1646. This group of coins is therefore likely to have been deposited late in the main phase of the Civil War, c.1645-6.

List of Coins:

England

Elizabeth I

Tower Mint

Shilling, p.m. Woolpack 5.91g, worn

Shilling, p.m. 2 5.71g, worn

Charles I

Tower Mint

Half crown, p.m. Tun 12.64g, worn, clipped

Half crown, p.m. Triangle-in-circle 15.15g

Shilling, p.m. Triangle-in-circle 6.05g

Chester Mint

Half crown, Lyall b/ii 14.49g

References:

Besly, E. and Cowell, M. 1991. 'The metrology of the English Civil War coinages of Charles I', British Numismatic Journal 61, 57-75.

Lyall, R. 1971. 'The Chester Mint and the coins attributed to that mint', Numismatic Circular, March, 98-9.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013TW2

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1649

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd February 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Wenke Domscheit
Identified by: Mr Edward Besly

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2013TW2

Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Mold (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ2363
Four figure Latitude: 53.15853773
Four figure longitude: -3.15302929
1:25K map: SJ2363
1:10K map: SJ26SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Updated: 4 years ago

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