IOW-1AA9C6: Post-Medieval Coin: Half Thistle-merk of James VI of Scotland

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1AA9C6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A possibly clipped post-Medieval silver half thistle-merk of James VI of Scotland (1567-1625), as part of the Eighth Coinage (Spink S5498) minted at Edinburgh and dated 1601 on coin. Ref: Spink 2003, 74.

Obverse: IACOBVS.D.G.R.SCOTORVM; Crowned shield containing a lion rampant left

Reverse: REGEM.IOVA.PROTEGIT.1601; Thistle

Diameter: 24.5mm. Weight: 3.37g. DA=12:10.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1601
Date to: Exactly AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.37 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th March 2015 - Wednesday 18th March 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-138

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half thistle-merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Half thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5498)
Obverse description: Crowned shield containing a lion rampant left
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS.D.G.R.SCOTORVM
Reverse description: Thistle
Reverse inscription: REGEM.IOVA.PROTEGIT.1601
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Cub rally
Current location: finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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