IOW-17C5F3: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of James I (gold plated)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-17C5F3

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

An incomplete post-Medieval silver and gold plated halfgroat of James I (1603-1625), minted at London. Initial marks: lis/lis, 1604-1605 (North 1991: 146, ref: 2104).

Obverse: .I.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns); Rose with crown above.

Reverse: .TVEATVR.VNITA.DEVS. (May God guard these united, i.e. kingdoms); Thistle with crown above.

Diameter: 17.0mm. Weight: 1.03g. 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 1604
Date to: Exactly AD 1605

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.03 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Wednesday 1st November 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Keith Gosden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-1-257

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Rose with crown above
Obverse inscription: .I.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Thistle with crown above
Reverse inscription: .TVEATVR.VNITA.DEVS. (May God guard these united, i.e. kingdoms)
Initial mark: Lis
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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