SOM-C5AF3B: Post-medieval coin: farthing of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-C5AF3B

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Post-medieval copper-alloy farthing of Charles I (AD 1625-1649) dating to the period AD 1639-1643. Everson Rose farthing Type 4b, BMC type 2f, initial mark crescent, North (1991:165) no.2291

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1639
Date to: Exactly AD 1643

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 13.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2014 - Monday 12th January 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17043

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper rose farthing of Charles I, type 2, single-arched crown (N 2291)
Obverse description: Single arched crown with sceptres in saltire through it
Obverse inscription: CAROLV / D G / M[A BRI]
Reverse description: Single rose surmounted by single arched crown
Reverse inscription: [FRA ET] HI REX
Initial mark: Crescent (both sides)
Die axis measurement: 12 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: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Milborne Port CP

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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