LANCUM-1A3A72: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of James VI

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Unique ID: LANCUM-1A3A72

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Scottish groat of James V dating from c. AD1526-39. Type III with trefoil stops; minted at Edinburgh. No subdivision possible.



NOTE: This find is of importance because these coins are not normally found in English contexts. At that time the groat was worth 1s 6d Scots and had a silver content of 0.833g compared to the English groat which was 0.925g (Carl Savage, PhD student University of York/National Museum Scotland).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1539

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: James V of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: groat of James V (S 5376 - 5379)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS [5 DEI GRA REX SCOT]ORV
Reverse description: Square shield
Reverse inscription: OPPI/DV[ E/DINB/VRGI]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Carnforth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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