SF-0BAB33: Gold halfcrown struck for James I

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-0BAB33

Object type certainty: Certain
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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 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 1623
Date to: Circa AD 1624
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 17.87 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th October 2017

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Materials and construction

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

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: 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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: West Stow

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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