NARC-731A96: NARC-731A96 : Farthing : James I

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Unique ID: NARC-731A96

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An incomplete copper alloy Farthing of James I (AD 1603-1625). Lennox round type. Crowned harp reverse. Flower initial mark. Mint of London. AD 1614 - 1625.

North Vol 2, p.149, no.2134.

Diameter: 15.72mm, Thickness: 0.65mm, Weight: 0.3g.

The coin is missing portions of its outer flan

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1614
Date to: Circa AD 1630

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 15.72 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

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: Crossed sceptres behind crown
Obverse inscription: IACO.D.G.MAG.[BRIT]
Reverse description: Crowned harp
Reverse inscription: FR.ET[ ]HIB:REX
Initial mark: Flower
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Hockwold cum Wilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6887
Four figure Latitude: 52.45511534
Four figure longitude: 0.47102278
1:25K map: TL6887
1:10K map: TL68NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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