GLO-A782A2: GLO-A782A2 silver eighth thistle merk of James VI

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COIN

Unique ID: GLO-A782A2

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

A post-Medieval silver eighth thistle merk of James VI of Scotland, Date 1567-1625 Obverse: crowned shield containing the royal coat of arms [IA]CO[BVS.6.D.G.SCOTORVM]. Reverse: Crowned Thistle. [REGEM] IOVA [PROTEGIT] Ref: Spink 'Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands' (pp. 74, no. 5500).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1567
Date to: Circa AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th June 2014

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Eighth thistle-merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Eighth thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5500)
Obverse description: crowned shield containing the royal coat of arms
Obverse inscription: [IA]CO[BVS.6.D.G.SCOTORVM]
Reverse description: Crowned Thistle
Reverse inscription: [REGEM] IOVA [PROTEGIT]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: horton

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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