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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: LVPL-9BB78E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A possible scattered hoard of four post-medieval coins of various denominations, three of Charles I and one of James I.

Coin 1:- A Group III Halfcrown of Charles I of the Tower Mint under Charles AD 1634-1635 as evidenced by Bell mark (Spink 2773, North 2209). Coin is slightly worn on both faces, particularly at the king's head. Possible deliberate scratch at this point.

Obverse:- King, mounted on horse riding left, sword in hand . Beaded border around. Legend 'CAROLVS D G MA BR FR ET HI REX'

Reverse:- A garnished, quartered oval shield bearing the arms of England, Ireland and Scotland. Legend around 'CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO'

Height:- 34.2mm

Width:- 34.5mm

Thickness:- 2.1mm

Weight:- 14.7g

Die alignment 6 o' clock

Coin 2:- A shilling of Charles I (Spink 2971, North 2439) , minted in Oxford and dated AD 1642. Bust is exceedingly worn compared ti surrounding lettering and details. Plume initial mark.

Obverse:- Bust of Charles I to left, XII behind. Legend around 'CAROLVS D G MAG BR FR ET HI REX'

Reverse:- Declaration type reverse with three oxford plumes above, dated 1642, 'RELIG PROT/ LEG ANG/LIBER PAR/1642' Legend around 'EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR INIMICI'

Length:- 30.9mm

Width:- 30.7mm

Thickness:- 1.2mm

Weight:- 6.0g

Die alignment 5 o' clock

Coin 3:- A Group D Shilling of Charles I, Crown initial mark, indicating date of AD 1635-1636 (Spink 2791, North 2241). Less worn than other examples of Charles I in this hoard, but cross scratched through bust.

Obverse:- Head of Charles left, 'XII' behind. X shaped scratch at 12-6 and 3-9 running through portrait and legend. Legend 'CAROLVS D G MA BR FR ET HI REG'

Reverse:- Garnished and quartered shield with arms of England, Scotland and Ireland. Legend around has apparent error in CHRISTO with multiple uprights to T. 'CHRISTO AVSPICE [RE]GNO'.

Length:- 27.7mm

Width:- 28.3mm

Thickness:-1mm

Weight:- 5.4g

Die alignment 4 o'clock

Coin 4:- A shilling of James I, Thistle mint mark giving date of AD 1603-1604 (Spink 2645/2645A/2646, hard to identify due to wear of bust, North most likely 2073). Again bust is considerably more worn than lettering.

Obverse:- Bust of James I to right, legend around. Beaded border. The face has been scratched, with seeming intent, multiple times. Legend around 'IACOBVS D G ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX'

Reverse:- A quartered flat topped shield with the arms of Scotland, Ireland and England. Beaded border. Legend 'EXVRGAT DEVS DISSIPENTVR IN[I]MICI'

Length:-31.2mm

Width:-30.8mm

Thickness:-0.9mm

Weight:-5.6g

Die alignment 12 o'clock

Notes:

As these coins are formed of silver, were produced over 300 years ago, of similar dates, and were found associated together in one small area, it is probable they are a scattered hoard and consequently come under the jurisdiction of the Treasure Act (1996).

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Whitchurch Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by museum after being declared Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2019T136

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th November 2018 - Saturday 1st April 2017

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2019T136

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Prees

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Whitchurch Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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