SOM-BC5F89: Post-medieval coin: penny of Charles I

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Unique ID: SOM-BC5F89

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval silver penny of Charles I (1625-1649), probably Group E, unclear initial mark, minted at London, AD 1640-1649, North (1991:163) no.2272.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1640
Date to: Exactly AD 1649

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st November 1996 - Saturday 30th November 1996

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17031

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Charles I, Group E (N 2272)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with value mark I behind head, within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: [CAROLVS D] G M B R [ET H R]EX
Reverse description: Round garnished shield, no inner circle
Reverse inscription: [IVST]ITIA THRONVM FI[RMAT]
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Wellington CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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