WMID-1304DA: Post Medieval coin: Complete half groat of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-1304DA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver half groat of Charles I (AD 1625 to AD 1649), probably dating to the period AD 1634 to AD 1635. Minted in the Tower. Probably Bell initial and reverse mark. Probably North vol II, p 162, no 2257.

Diameter: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1634
Date to: Circa AD 1635

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th December 2014 - Sunday 7th December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Charles I, Group D (N 2254 - 2258)
Obverse description: Bust facing left. II behind head.
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG M B F ET H REX
Reverse description: Oval garnished shield. No inner circles
Reverse inscription: IVSTITIA THRONVM FIRMA[ ]
Initial mark: Bell, probably
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Penkridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9013
Four figure Latitude: 52.71456388
Four figure longitude: -2.1494672
1:25K map: SJ9013
1:10K map: SJ91SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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