HAMP-EB0B1B: Post-medieval coin : Scottish 12-shilling piece of Charles I

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Unique ID: HAMP-EB0B1B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval Scottish silver 12-shilling piece of Charles I (1625-49), Third coinage, type II (an intermediate issue under both Briot and Falconer), thistle at end of obverse legend and above crown on reverse, dating to 1637-42. It would have had equivalent face value to a contemporary English shilling.
Reference: Spink 5559.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1637
Date to: Circa AD 1642

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.71 g
Diameter: 31.8 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 477

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Twelve shillings
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Type: Scottish: Twelve shillings of Charles I, Third coinage (S 5558 - 5564)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with XII behind head.
Obverse inscription: CAR.D'.G.MAG.BRITAN.FR.ET.HIB.REX. thistle (Diamond stops)
Reverse description: Crowned shield with crowned C/(diamond) and R/(diamond) to either side; thistle above.
Reverse inscription: QVAE DEVS.CONIVNXIT.NEMO SEPARET. (Diamond stops)
Initial mark: Thistle
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
To be known as: Hursley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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