IOW-ADD345: Roman Coin: Halfgroat of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-ADD345

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Charles I (1625-1649), minted at London. Group D. Initial marks: crown/crown, 1635-1636 (North 1991: 162, ref: 2257).

Obverse: CAROLVS D G M B F ET H.REX; Crowned bust facing left with II (mark of value) behind the head.

Reverse: .IVSTITIA.THRONVM.FIRMAT. (Justice strengthens the throne); Oval garnished shield.

Diameter: 16.6mm. Weight: 0.88g. DA=12:9.

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 1635
Date to: Exactly AD 1636

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Wednesday 24th October 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: IOW2018-7-337

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Charles I, Group D (N 2254 - 2258)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with II (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G M B F ET H.REX
Reverse description: Oval garnished shield
Reverse inscription: .IVSTITIA.THRONVM.FIRMAT. (Justice strengthens the throne)
Initial mark: Crown
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Generated from computer mapping software
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: 4 days ago
Updated: 3 days ago

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