DOR-5279CD: Post Medieval coin: Half crown of James I

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Unique ID: DOR-5279CD

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A silver halfcrown of James I dating to 1621 - 1623. The coin is very worn and clipped.
Reference: North Vol II No. 2122
Diameter: 29.49 mm
Weight: 10.75 g
Die axis: 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1621
Date to: Circa AD 1623

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.75 g
Diameter: 29.49 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017286

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver halfcrown: James I, 1619-1625 (N 2122, 2123)
Obverse description: Equestrian portrait right, sword over shoulder, line below
Obverse inscription: [IACO]BVS DG MAG BRI [FR ET HIB REX]
Reverse description: Ornate shield over cross moline
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sixpenny Handley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9917
Four figure Latitude: 50.95243085
Four figure longitude: -2.01560872
1:25K map: ST9917
1:10K map: ST91NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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