WMID-6523B2: Post Medieval coin: Half groat of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-6523B2

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver half groat of Charles I (AD 1625 to AD 1649), dating to the period AD 1640 to AD 1641. Mintmark: Star. Tower of London Mint. c.f. North vol 2, p 162, no 2258.

Diameter: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.8 g

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 1640
Date to: Circa AD 1641

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2019 - Thursday 28th February 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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Charles I, Group D (N 2254 - 2258)
Obverse description: Bust left. II behind head. inner circles
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS[ ]REX
Reverse description: oval garnished shield. inner circles. small triangle preceeds mintmark
Reverse inscription: [ ]TIA THRONVM FIRMAT
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6328
Four figure Latitude: 52.84822195
Four figure longitude: -2.55083483
1:25K map: SJ6328
1:10K map: SJ62NW
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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