BH-52FDFC: Post-Medieval coin: rose farthing of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-52FDFC

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A complete, worn copper-alloy Post-Medieval rose farthing of Charles I (AD 1625-1649) dating to the period AD 1636-1644. Rose type 2. Unclear initial mark. Mint of London. As North 1975, volume II, p. 165, no. 2291.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1636
Date to: Circa AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Parliament)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper rose farthing of Charles I, type 2, single-arched crown (N 2291)
Obverse description: Single arched crown with two sceptres in saltire through it
Obverse inscription: [CA]R[O]L[V] D G MAG [BRI]
Reverse description: Single rose surmounted by single arched crown
Reverse inscription: FRA ET HI REX
Initial mark: Crescent?
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ashwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2540
Four figure Latitude: 52.04431072
Four figure longitude: -0.17877547
1:25K map: TL2540
1:10K map: TL24SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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