WMID-776853: Post Medieval coin: Half groat of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-776853

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 1625 to AD 16349. Minted in the Tower. Mint mark unclear, possibly Lis. Probably North vol II, p 162, no 2248-2266.

Diameter: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.9 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 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1649

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2015 - Saturday 28th February 2015

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, not further defined (N 2248 - 2260)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left. II behind head
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS DG H B F ET H REX
Reverse description: garnished shield
Reverse inscription: IVSTITIA THRONVM FIRMAT
Initial mark: unclear. Possibly Lis
Die axis measurement: 6 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: Lapley, Stretton and Wheaton Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ8512
Four figure Latitude: 52.70545778
Four figure longitude: -2.22343547
1:25K map: SJ8512
1:10K map: SJ81SE
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 metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 4 years ago

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