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Unique ID: SF-0746D7

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An incomplete and somewhat worn base silver (billon) bawbee of Mary I of Scotland (Mary, Queen of Scots) dating c. 1542-1558. Obverse: crowned thistle flanked by cipher M R, +[MA]RIA D G REGINA SCOTORV. Reverse: St Andrews cross with crown at centre flanked by cinquefoils, [OP]PIDVM ED[INB]VRGI. Mint of Edinburgh. Seaby 5432. Part of the coin has broken away in old damage, coincident with a deep crack that runs into its centre.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1542
Date to: Circa AD 1558

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 21.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st September 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Bawbee or half bawbee
Ruler/issuer: Mary, Queen of Scots
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Bawbee or half bawbee of mary, Billon and copper, First Period, before marriage (S 5432 - 5436)
Obverse description: Crowned thistle flanked by cipher M R
Obverse inscription: +[MA]RIA D G REGINA SCOTORV
Reverse description: St Andrews cross with crown at centre flanked by cinquefoils
Reverse inscription: [OP]PIDVM ED[INB]VRGI
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wattisfield

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

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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