WMID-96BB51: Post medieval coin: Shilling of James I

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Unique ID: WMID-96BB51

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A complete doublestruck shilling of James I (1603 to 1625), dating to the period 1603 to 1604. Minted at the Tower. c.f. North vol 2, p 144, no 2073.

Diameter: 31.1 mm
Thickness: 1.0 mm
Weight: 5.36 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1603
Date to: Circa AD 1604

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 5.36 g
Diameter: 31.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: James I, 1603 - 1604 (N 2072, 2073)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right. XII behind head. Obverse double struck.
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS DG ANG SCO F ET HIB REX
Reverse description: Square shield. double struck
Initial mark: thistle
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Yoxall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1419
Four figure Latitude: 52.76841728
Four figure longitude: -1.79394279
1:25K map: SK1419
1:10K map: SK11NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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