IOW-DB33D1: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of James I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-DB33D1

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

A complete post-Medieval silver 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: 17.7mm. Weight: 0.78g. 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: 0.78 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th February 2018 - Sunday 4th February 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-58

Materials and construction

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

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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