IOW-B945A0: Post-Medieval Coin: Penny of Charles II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B945A0

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

A complete post-Medieval silver penny of Charles II (1660-1685). Initial mark on reverse: crown, 1660-1662. No inner circles, bust to edge of coin. North 1991: 210, 2775 NB. See Spink: 3319.

Obverse: CAROLVS II D G M B F & H REX; Crowned bust left with I (mark of value) behind head. Legend starts at 7 o' clock.

Reverse: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (I reign under the auspices of Christ); Square shield on cross fleury.

Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.46g. 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: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1660
Date to: Exactly AD 1662

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.46 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 13th March 2019 - Wednesday 13th March 2019

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: IOW2019-7-111

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Modern
Type: Penny: Charles II (N 2773 - 2775)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with I (mark of value) behind head
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS II D G M B F & H REX
Reverse description: Square shield on cross fleury
Reverse inscription: CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO (I reign under the auspices of Christ)
Initial mark: crown
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 8 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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