BH-620E40: Post-Medieval medal of Charles I

Rights Holder: St. Albans District Council
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Unique ID: BH-620E40

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A double-sided silver medal. One side of the medal is decorated by the left-facing, draped bust of King Charles I, moulded in relief. On the opposite side is a sketchy form of the Royal arms. A chain loop is located at the apex, with a single chain link still attached, with a second, smaller, loop at the base. Two decorative lobes project from halfway down the right- and left-hand sides respectively.


Height: 27mm

Thickness: 1.6 mm

Weight: 2.72g


Similar medals reported under the Treasure Act include 2008 T401 (DENO-F13D23) and 2010 T341 (LEIC-78E0B3). One is in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 92-1866, dated to between c.1640 and c.1670. Worn as tokens of allegiance to Charles I.

Conclusion: This object constitutes potential Treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 as it is made of more than 10% precious metal and is over 300 years old.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Redbourn Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2015T793


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1640
Date to: Circa AD 1670

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 27 mm
Width: 20.1 mm
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.72 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Ms Dora Thornton

Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2015T793

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
To be known as: Redbourn

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Redbourn Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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