FASAM-819C39: Charles I silver penny

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Unique ID: FASAM-819C39

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A pierced, clipped and very worn post-medieval silver penny of Charles I (1625-49), initial mark: one or two pellets (possibly; North 2268, 2270); mint: Tower. Ref: North 1991: 162-3.

The coin has a large, relatively untidy piercing removing part of the left side of the obverse bust and the top of the reverse shield.


Although the piercing on this coin may indicate a secondary function for the coin, e.g. suspension on a necklace, which would normally indicate that it should be considered as potential Treasure, it is more likely given the untidy and very large nature of the piercing, which is not aligned to the bust (and has actually removed a part of it), that it was more likely intended to simply remove the coin from the circulating currency. This is further supported by consideration of the condition of the coin which is in a clipped and very worn state. As such it is not deemed to reach the criteria to be considered as Treasure.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1625
Date to: Exactly AD 1649

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Charles I, not further defined (N 2261 - 2273)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left; no inner circle
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS [ ... ]
Reverse description: Coat of arms on oval shield; no inner circle
Reverse inscription: [ ]THRON[ ] FIRMAT
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Newcastle-under-Lyme (District)
Parish or ward: Loggerheads (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ7336
Four figure Latitude: 52.92073119
Four figure longitude: -2.40302199
1:25K map: SJ7336
1:10K map: SJ73NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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