IOW-5A7BB8: Post-Medieval Coin: Rose Farthing of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5A7BB8

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

A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649). Initial marks: illegible. Rose Type 1, 1636-1644. Tower mint (North 1991: 165, refs: 2287-2289).

Obverse: [CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT]; Double arched crown with sceptres in saltire through it.

Reverse: [FRAN ET HIB REX]; Double rose surmounted by a double arched crown.

Diameter: 13.0mm. Weight: 0.62g. 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 1636
Date to: Exactly AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.62 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018 - Sunday 11th 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: IOW2018-1-65

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper rose farthing of Charles I, type 1, double-arched crown (N 2287-2290)
Obverse description: Double arched crown with sceptres in saltire through it
Obverse inscription: [CAROLVS D G MAG BRIT]
Reverse description: Double rose surmounted by a double arched crown
Reverse inscription: [FRAN 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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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