WREX-4ECBD6: Gold crown of Charles I 1625-1626

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Unique ID: WREX-4ECBD6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold crown of Charles I dating 1625-1626 (Group Ab with the first bust). The obverse has the bust of the king facing left with V behind his head and the legend CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX. The reverse has a crowned shield with the legend CVLTORES SVI DEVS PROTEGIT. The initial mark is a cross calvary.

Diameter: 21.7mm; weight: 2.3g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1625
Date to: Circa AD 1626

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 21.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018 - Thursday 24th January 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 190124

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Crown: Charles I, Nicholas Briot's Coinage (N 2297)
Obverse description: Bust of king facing with V behind
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FR ET HIB REX
Reverse description: Crowned shield
Initial mark: Cross calvary
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wrexham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Llay

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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Recording Institution: WREX
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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