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DEV-3F10F9: Post Medieval coin hoard: 4x halfcrowns of Charles II

Rights Holder: Danielle Wootton
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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: DEV-3F10F9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

This find consists of four Post Medieval silver coins, found whilst metal detecting on pasture land. The coins were discovered about six inches deep; three of the coins were stacked on top of each other with the reverse sides facing upwards. The fourth coin was found approximately six inches away at an angle in the ground.

Catalogue

Charles II (AD 1660 - 1685)

1.Halfcrown: Fourth draped bust. Dated 1676. Spink number 3367. (Top left in image).

Obverse description: Draped and laureate bust right.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA

Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields; interlinked C's in angles.

Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1676

Edge inscription:* DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO OCTAVO *

Die Axis: 6

2.Halfcrown: Fourth draped bust. Dated 1676. Spink number 3367. (Top right in image).

Obverse description: Draped and laureate bust right.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA

Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields; interlinked C's in angles.

Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1676

Edge inscription:* DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI VICESIMO OCTAVO *

Die Axis: 6

3.Halfcrown: Fourth draped bust. Dated 1679. Spink number 3367. (Bottom left in image).

Obverse description: Draped and laureate bust right.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA

Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields; interlinked C's in angles.

Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1679

Edge Inscription:+ DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI TRICESIMO PRIMO +

Die Axis: 6

4.Halfcrown: Fourth draped bust. Dated 1679. Spink number 3367. (Bottom right in image).

Obverse description: Draped and laureate bust right.

Obverse inscription: CAROLVS II DEI GRATIA

Reverse description: Crowned cruciform shields; interlinked C's in angles.

Reverse inscription: MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX 1679

Edge Inscription:+ DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI TRICESIMO PRIMO +

Die Axis: 6

Notes:

Since the four coins are of a similar date, and were found stacked together, with the fourth in very close proximity, it is my opinion that this small hoard fulfils the criteria of treasure, according to the terms of the 1996 Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T469

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1676
Date to: Exactly AD 1679

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th June 2015 - Saturday 20th June 2015

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T469

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Stockland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2103
Four figure Latitude: 50.82113255
Four figure longitude: -3.12288662
1:25K map: ST2103
1:10K map: ST20SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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