WMID-2EAB5B:

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-2EAB5B

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver halfgroat of Charles I (AD 1625 to AD 1649), probably dating to the period AD 1644 to AD 1645. Minted at the Tower (London). Obverse and reverse initial marks unclear but probably Eye or (R). c.f. North vol 2, p 162, no 2258. Group D.

Diameter: 17.4 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 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 1644
Date to: Circa AD 1645

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th February 2017 - Friday 24th February 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

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, Group D (N 2254 - 2258)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left. II behind head
Obverse inscription: CAROL[ ]
Reverse description: oval garnished shield
Reverse inscription: IV[ ]NVM FIRMAT
Initial mark: eye probably. Possible (R)
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Astley and Dunley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7866
Four figure Latitude: 52.291687
Four figure longitude: -2.32397665
1:25K map: SO7866
1:10K map: SO76NE
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 out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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