IOW-C3D656: Post-Medieval Coin: Farthing of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-C3D656

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing of James I (1603-1625), minted at London. Probably Type 1, 1613-1614 (North 1991: 149, ref: 2131).

Obverse: IACO D G MAG BRI; Two sceptres in saltire through a single arched crown.

Reverse: FRA ET HIB REX; A harp surmounted by a single arched crown.

Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.42g. DA=12:6.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1613
Date to: Exactly AD 1614

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th September 2017 - Wednesday 6th September 2017

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-7-267

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Token farthing
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper Harington or Lennox farthing of James I
Obverse description: Two sceptres in saltire through a single arched crown
Obverse inscription: IACO D G MAG BRI
Reverse description: A harp surmounted by a single arched crown
Reverse inscription: FRA ET HIB REX
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 149 2131

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Audit data

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

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