SOM-0774F5: Post medieval coin: farthing of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-0774F5

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

Post medieval copper alloy farthing of James I dating to AD 1613 to 1614. Harrington type 1b. Minted at London. North (1991:149) no.2131.

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 1613
Date to: Circa AD 1614

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.27 g
Diameter: 12.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 4th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19815

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: Cown with saltires through it, no mark visible below crown
Obverse inscription: IACO/ D*G M/AG/ BRIT
Reverse description: Irish harp
Reverse inscription: [FRA E]T : HIB : REX
Initial mark: Unclear
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Whitchurch Canonicorum CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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: SOM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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