LANCUM-CAB33A: Post-medieval coin: Scottish thistle merk of James VI

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-CAB33A

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

Scottish thistle merk of James VI of Scotland dated 1601. Spink 5497.

Obv: IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM Crowned shield

Rev: REGEM IOVA PROT[EGIT] 1601 Crowned thistle

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st April 2016

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5497)
Obverse description: Crowned shield
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS 6 D G R SCOTORVM
Reverse description: Crowned thistle
Reverse inscription: REGEM IOVA PROT[EGIT] 1601
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Longtown

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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