IOW-F437E8: Post-Medieval Coin: Crown of Charles I

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Unique ID: IOW-F437E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval gold crown of Charles I (1625-1649), minted at London. Mintmarks: lis/lis, 1625 (North 1991: 157, ref: 2179a).

Obverse: CAROLVS:D:G:MAG:BR:[FR ET]HI:REX; Crowned bust left, V behind bust.

Reverse: CVLTORES:SVI:DEVS:PRO[T]EGIT (God protects His worshippers); Rectangular shield.

Diameter: 20.6mm. Weight: 2.12g. DA=12:3.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1625
Date to: Exactly AD 1625

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.12 g
Diameter: 20.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Saturday 22nd June 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-3-76

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Mint or issue place: London (Tower under Charles I)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Gold: Charles I (N 2143 - 2189)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, V behind bust
Obverse inscription: CAROLVS:D:G:MAG:BR:[FR ET]HI:REX
Reverse description: Rectangular shield
Reverse inscription: CVLTORES:SVI:DEVS:PRO[T]EGIT (God protects His worshippers)
Initial mark: lis
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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