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Unique ID: SF-0BAB33
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A gold hammered halfcrown struck for James I, dating c. 1623-1624. Tower mint, Third coinage, initial mark: lis. As North 2093.
This coin demonstrates a circular piercing directly behind the bust, interestingly, a feature which is also present in an identical position on another halfcrown recorded by the PAS database (see HAMP-89C680).
Evidence of reuse: pierced
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 17.87 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th October 2017
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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: Halfcrown: James I, 1604-1619 (N 2069, 2093 - 2095)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: I.D.G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Royal arms topped with crown, flanked by I R
Reverse inscription: TVEATVR VNITA DEVS
Initial mark: Lis
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
No references cited so far.